24 June 2008
ITN Source has signed a six figure global deal with Al Jazeera giving the network access to over 800,000 hours of video content for use in its programming.
Al Jazeera and independent production companies making programmes for the network now have unlimited access to all footage libraries represented by ITN Source including the Granada, ITN, Reuters, Channel 4 and British Pathe collections as well as a growing catalogue of HD stock footage. The licence agreement covers unlimited global transmissions on the Al Jazeera Network, their associated carriers and online outlets including Al Jazeera’s YouTube pages for a period of 5 years.
Neil Meadows, Sales Director of ITN Source said: “ITN Source has worked closely with Al Jazeera to deliver a flexible and transparent deal that brings first rate video content including a wealth of global and historical Middle East footage. This agreement will give Al Jazeera and production companies working with them priority service and simple clearances.”
Tony Burman, Managing Director of AJE from Al Jazeera Europe said: “This deal helps us plan and budget our productions costs more effectively. ITN Source has an impressive collection of editorial led video content that spans over three centuries and will add great value to our programming”.