1 January 2007
ITN Source has completed a deal to allow entertainment news picture agency WENN -- the London-based World Entertainment Network -- to license still images from the ITN stills library. The agreement gives WENN the right to license over 12 million images from the British Pathe and ITN news libraries contained in the ITN stills collection. Apart from ITN, WENN also represents the photo archive of the New York Daily News and the work of many freelance photographers and photo agencies. The agency was launched in 1989 as World Rock News Network, an entertainment news wire service, changing its name to WENN to reflect what it described as an "enhanced editorial brief". The company employs more than 50 staff worldwide who work with a global network of freelance journalists and photographers. Stills will continue to be available directly through the ITN stills website.