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APTN and CTV Sign Representation Deal

4 April 2005


London-based APTN Library has agreed a mutual representation deal with CTV Archive Sales in Toronto, Canada.
The deal means that for the first time Canadian producers will be able to access APTN Library’s collection of international news, entertainment and sport through a Canadian source.

APTN will also represent CTV material outside North America.

Carol Ashurst, Director CTV Archive Sales said: “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to provide Canadian clients with an immense, cumulative library… all in one place, while at the same time broadening international exposure and access to the CTV collection”.

CTV will sell APTN material to producers based in Canada, but with the ability to grant a worldwide licence.

As an APTN client CTV has a ready-made collection of APTN material on-hand and will be adding more from the daily satellite feeds from APTN, the world’s leading video news agency.

APTN Library also has a collection of CTV material and both sides will be adding more selected content.

CTV’s collection dates from 1962 and the network has a distinguished record of Canadian and international coverage, opening the first foreign news bureau in China in 1979.

It includes an extensive range of interviews from magazine and entertainment shows, plus sports including figure skating.

Christopher O’Hearn, Head of Content at APTN said: "CTV has an impressive collection of news, entertainment and sports

Footage from Canada and around the world. We look forward to

offering their material to a wider international audience and giving Canadian producers better access to our collection.”

For licensing inquiries contact APTN Library at info@aptnli or +44 20 7482 7482, or CTV at or +1 416 332 7389.





Christopher O’Hearn

+44 20 7482 7437

About APTN Library:

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. For sales contact or +44 20 7482 7482.