The Associated Press is now marketing the British Movietone News archive in Europe, North America and the Middle East. The British Movietone Newsreel archive presents some of the most memorable images of the 20th Century in a fully digitized library of more than 2,000 hours and 48,000 remarkable international newsreel clips from 1895 – 1986 categorized and fully searchable in the genres of significant historical events, war, political figures, royalty, celebrities, sport, transport, places, culture and lifestyle.
Bettina Dalton, MD of Newsreel Archive and Absolutely Wild Visuals – owners of British Movietone – , said, “British Movietone is arguably the world’s finest newsreel collection, and certainly the best British newsreel archive. Partnering with AP’s more contemporary footage makes for a truly comprehensive news and historical resource”.
Speaking of the deal, AP’s director of international archives, Alwyn Lindsey said, “Today’s market is driven by giving customers breadth of content, ease of access, and value for money. Adding this incredible archive to the AP Archive portfolio ticks all three boxes and we believe that this deal changes the landscape of the news footage market.” Licensing details available through AP Archive