Independent of stock footage library Absolutely Wild Visuals and Newsreel Archive, owner of the historic British Movietone Archive, have announced an exclusive worldwide distribution deal to represent Nine Network Australia’s entire collection of news and current affairs archive footage. AWV will be the exclusive agent for the collection within Australia and New Zealand, while Newsreel Archive’s international partner, AP Archive will market the collection throughout Europe, Middle East and USA.
Nine Network’s news content includes an impressive depth of national and international material from Nine Network’ showpiece programmes Nine News, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Sunday, Business Sunday, Nightline as well as The Today Show.
CEO of Newsreel Archive, Matt Miranda said “We are thrilled to be able to offer the iconic Nine Network news and current affairs archive to our local and international client base. Combined with the archives of AP Archive and British Movietone, AWV is now uniquely placed to be able to offer a complete range of 20th and 21st Century Australian and international news and current affairs footage from one single, convenient source. The combination of these premium news footage sources makes for an unrivalled offering in the Australian market.”
Managing Director of AWV, Bettina Dalton said, “The addition of the Nine news archive enables AWV to provide a one stop shop for its clients. We are now able to provide content from 1896, the first ever footage of Queen Victoria, through to news-breaking 60 Minutes stories from just a week ago. This opens up endless possibilities for documentary and television commercial producers, as we prepare to dive into Nine’s collection and uncover the really great gems of the last 50 years. In addition to news and current affairs, Nine’s collection extends into the much-loved Sunday and 60 minutes series whose production values have always resulted in enduring high quality content.