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UN Licensing deal for APTN Library

1 March 2005

United Nations footage is now available for licensing through APTN Library for programme and other media use.

The deal is part of a broader arrangement which will see the UN using APTN’s satellite network for daily transmissions to broadcasters around the world.

News broadcasters will receive daily feeds of UN activities. The stories will focus on pressing international issues such as HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, poverty and the environment and highlight efforts by the UN and its agencies to tackle them.

The video can then be licensed by APTN Library, which will also be able to license any other previous or current UN footage such as the Assembly and Security Council as well as feature items.

The arrangement covers material from bodies such as UNTV, UNICEF and other major agencies of the UN including the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Christopher O’Hearn, Head of Content at APTN Library said: “We have had many requests for UN footage, because it is often integral to the global news and current affairs issues which APTN covers. We regard this as an added benefit to our clients who want to ensure all footage is properly cleared, and a way of helping the UN distribute its footage more widely.”

For licensing details call +44 20 7482 7482, email or visit



Christopher O’Hearn
+44 20 7482 7437

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APTN Library is the moving image archive of Associated Press Television News, the world’s leading video news agency. Based in London and Washington, the Library supplies footage for television, film, education, advertising and digital media. APTN Library also represents a wide variety of footage from partners including ABC News, ABC Australia, Vatican Television, the Grinberg Film Library plus exclusive amateur and historically significant items.

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