28 July 2003
Alwyn Lindsey has been appointed Managing Director of ITN Archive. He has been Sales Director of ITN Archive for over four years, during which time ITN Archive's annual turnover has more than doubled and continues to achieve double-digit growth.
Alwyn has led a successful drive to grow the ITN Archive business by expanding its range of collections and has recently signed deals to manage the sales businesses of British Pathe and Channel 4. His appointment reflects ITN's ambition to become the world's leading source of archive footage. ITN Archive is already the world's biggest commercial video news archive.
ITN Chief Executive Mark Wood said: "Alwyn's appointment as Managing Director recognises the enormous contribution he has made to turning the ITN Archive into our fastest growing business. I have every confidence that Alwyn and his team can now build a global business which will be a substantial contributor to ITN's revenue and profits."
On his appointment Alwyn said: "This is a hugely exciting time for the business. We have a proven track record of unlocking the commercial potential of other archives and I'm looking forward to securing further content partnerships in the near future. At the same time, we'll be looking to further expand our overseas business and to develop our sales in market sectors outside of TV".
For more information please contact: Sophie Jones &endash; 020 7430 4857/07720 414 398
NOTES TO EDITORS
ITN Archive represents one of Europe's few successful models for converting "intellectual property" into a viable business with a robust revenue stream. The ITN Archive is the world's largest commercial video news archive. It contains over 500,000 hours of archive material, dating from the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in 1896 to the Iraq war 2003.
It includes ITN output since 1955, together with the entire Reuters television archive and historic newsreels, including British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Universal News, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British. Earlier this year ITN took on the management of the British Pathe news archive. Last year, ITN also made its first move into the non-news archive business through management of the entire Channel 4 clips archive. In March 2003 ITN Archive added a further five collections with deals to manage Airtime Television News, Sam Silver Films, Images of War, Open Media and Tinseltown Entertainment.
ITN Archive has specialist international sales offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Johannesburg.