Getty Images Offers Sky News Editorial Footage

Posted on 5/21/2010 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Getty Images has announced it has signed a four-year agreement with Sky News to license and distribute Sky editorial footage, which covers the world’s top news, sport and entertainment events, such as the recent U.K. election.

Getty will also be licensing selections from Sky’s archive, which spans 21 years of historical events, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Asian tsunami, Gulf and Iraq Wars, 9/11 and the London Terror Attacks.  As of May, all Sky footage is available in high definition.

Sky was founded in 1989 and provides news to 145 million people in 36 European countries. It is also distributed in Africa, the Middle East and Australasia. Th company’s Web site boasts 9.5 million monthly users and claims the title of the most-visited commercial news site in the U.K. It is also available on mobile phones, desktops, 17 mainline U.K. rail platforms, on Virgin Atlantic flights and the Heathrow Express. The company has won multiple awards, including the 2010 RTS News Channel of the Year—for the seventh time.

Getty currently offers more than 500,000 clips in over 50 collections available online, as well as additional archival footage available through deep-file research. The entire footage collection totals approximately 50,000 hours, and the Sky content will add thousands more.  

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