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Launched: Alamy Enters The Stock Video Market

UK based stock photo company Alamy has today announced its move into the stock video market.
They say: Alamy aims to break the mould with video the way it did with stills. – Alamy intends to bring its simplicity and straightforward approach to video. Through a simple one price structure, SP (Simple Pricing) a hybrid of the best features of RM and RF (Rights Managed and Royalty Free) licensing, and its easy to buy on-line process the company intends to take the complexity out of buying video.

Alan Capel, Head of Content at Alamy said, ‘Our initial collection is hand-picked and we are launching with an amazing portfolio from high quality suppliers, such as, Wavebreak, Corbis, Blend, Image Source, Specialist Stock, DV Archive and Rubberball. The collection already encompasses lifestyle, business, landscapes, wildlife, health, science and archival content and we plan to expand further. We have a constant stream of new and exciting content being added daily and we intend for Alamy to have the widest and most comprehensive video stock archive available.

‘The demand for video has seen a tremendous increase in recent years. Driven by the need for rich media content for online and integrated marketing campaigns, e-books, websites, blogs, micro blogging sites and responding to society’s need for visual input, video is now an integral part of our lives. We now live and learn in a world full of visual, animated and aural inputs. And the old world order of printed text on a page is no longer the best way to captivate media consumers. We are now engaging the iPad generation with a medium they embrace. Video can make information fun, stimulating and memorable in a way that text often cannot’.

Available in the UK from today and rolling out to the US and all remaining territories in the coming weeks – over 100,000 video clips from the most respected stock video agencies and videographers from across the world.
Take a look at a selection here

Alamy will be exhibiting at fotofringe London April 26