22 November 2010
The project constitutes a major, multi-pound investment for ITN whose objectives are to modernise its business for the digital age and to preserve footage from eras gone by for the benefit of future generations.
The project is currently at the half-way point with 100,000 clips digitised. It’s completion in 2011 will mark the first time a news provider’s entire archive has been made available online and, as such, the cultural and historical significance of such a project is unprecedented.
Some amazing ‘lost news gems’have been uncovered and ITN are are also photo-documenting the project for posterity.
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