30 September 2013
The new alliance enables Footage.net users to screen preview clips from the AP Archive footage collection, while helping AP reach a new and growing global user base for its stock footage licensing business.
New York – Sept. 30, 2013 – Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that preview clips from AP Archive are available for viewing through Footage.net’s stock footage search and screening platform.
AP Archive, the film and video archive of the Associated Press, is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world, containing more 70,000 hours of footage dating to the beginning of the 20th century. AP Archive offers footage from the AP, as well as such other important television news agency collections as WTN and UPTIN.
“AP’s goal is to make its vast collection of archival video easily accessible to production professionals around the world,” said Ted Mendelsohn, AP vice president of digital and commercial business development. “We look at our relationship with Footage.net as a means to expand on our mission to distribute our archival content to creative professionals.”
AP Archive has invested significant resources in the build-out of its digital archive, making it available to a new audience across digital platforms. The archive dug deep into its back catalog to transfer miles of 16 mm news footage to HD digital files and added as many as 20,000 contemporary news stories to the system per year.
“Between their current newsgathering efforts and their deep historical holdings, AP Archive is one of the world’s truly great news collections,” said David Seevers, Footage.net CMO. “And they have worked very hard to make this collection accessible to the production community, both online and through their sales offices around the world. We’re very excited about helping them further expose their world-class news and historical content to the global production community.”
Footage.net is the world’s premier online resource for stock footage research. Since 1994, Footage.net has focused on meeting the needs of both footage users and footage providers. Today, Footage.net remains committed to helping users find the best footage as quickly and easily as possible; generating new leads and licensing opportunities for our member archives; and strengthening the footage licensing industry as a whole. Our dedicated footage search engine makes it easy for creative professionals to search 40 world-class footage collections simultaneously and view over three million clips, many of which are available for download. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as some exciting new specialist collections, such as Skyworks, Critical Past and OceanFootage. Footage.net is also home to the Zap Email, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers. Whether they’re up against a deadline or searching for an obscure clip, creative professionals rely on Zap Emails every day to initiate their footage research projects, providing our Zap subscribers with a steady stream of new leads.
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