ABC News’ VideoSource Expands Stock Video Library

Posted on 6/29/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

ABC News VideoSource has upgraded and expanded its website to provide greater and easier access to ABC News’ vast archival footage online.  Producers and researchers will now be able to browse, license and, in some cases, immediately access tens of thousands of video assets from ABC News’ expansive archives with the click of a mouse. VideoSource is the industry-leading stock footage licensing division of ABC News. It offers customers, including documentary filmmakers, educators or anyone with an interest in archival video footage, historically-rich news video from a vast collection spanning from 1896 to the present.

In a recent independent survey by Thriving Archives, ABC News VideoSource was named the overall preferred news provider and the upgraded website brings customers an even more efficient licensing process.  Clients can now conduct advanced searches of video content in key categories, including current events, business, crime, disasters, entertainment, government, health, human rights, scenics, sports, technology, U.S. news, wars and world affairs.  Suggested and related searches are also available, and users can preview videos online before purchase. Previously digitized material can be licensed and delivered for use in minutes on VideoSource’s updated website.

“VideoSource puts one of the greatest news video archives in the world within reach for our loyal customers,” said Anthony Perrone, Director of ABC News VideoSource. “Now the same unmatched customer service experience is available online with advanced browsing, easy preview and immediate delivery available.  Everything you need to tell your story is at your fingertips.”

“I have utilized ABC News’ vast collection for numerous projects over the years with great success. The updated website provides instantly viewable digitized content, a supercharged search engine and the sidebar section of pre-built reels – so handy for quick broad searches,” said Deborah Ricketts, an archival footage researcher and longtime ABC News VideoSource client.  

In addition to the user-friendly website the VideoSource sales and research staff - comprised of highly qualified historians - is always available on the phone and in person to help with all news content requests.  The VideoSource collection includes ABC News original video as well as content from the Associated Press, British Movietone and Helinet.


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Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  

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  • Carroll Seghers Posted Jul 1, 2012
    How could they possibly have archival video footage from 1896. I'm not sure movie footage is available from that far back? Seems like a bit of hype to me.

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