British Pathe Joins Footage.net

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British Pathe, considered one of the finest newsreel archives in the world, has added its complete database to Footage.net.

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Footage.net is a terrific tool for painlessly searching multiple archives worldwide all at the same time. We wanted to be a part of that project and make it possible for researchers to search that way if they wish to do so.

Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that British Pathe’s complete database is now available for search through Footage.net.

British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture. It is an invaluable resource for broadcasters, documentary producers, and archive researchers worldwide.

“We’re excited to partner with Footage.net in order to provide a new level of service for our customers,” said Alastair White, general manager of British Pathe. “Footage.net is a terrific tool for painlessly searching multiple archives worldwide all at the same time. We wanted to be a part of that project and make it possible for researchers to search that way if they wish to do so. We also hope that new customers who would otherwise have been unaware of British Pathé will discover us there.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome British Pathe to the Footage.net community,” said David Seevers. “They’ve done an outstanding job of restoring and digitizing this historically invaluable collection and making it available online across a range of platforms. We’re very excited about helping them bring their collection to our global user base.”

Footage.net works with a wide variety of stock footage companies to enhance their visibility across the global production community. British Pathe data and thumbnail images will be available for search through Footage.net alongside motion content from other leading footage companies.

About Footage.net
Footage.net is dedicated to connecting footage customers with footage providers. We make it easy for creative professionals to search the world's top archives from a single site, and for footage providers to present their content to active footage customers. Now equipped with enhanced ecommerce tools, Footage.net's newly redesigned site provides a seamless pathway from footage search to footage sale. With 4.5 million online screening clips and over ten million detailed text records, Footage.net offers footage customers the tools they need to discover and obtain motion content quickly and easily. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including AP Archive, Getty Images, FootageBank, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as a range of specialist collections, such as NatureFootage, CriticalPast and Celebrity Footage. Footage.net is also home to the Zap Email, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers.

About British Pathe
British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, renowned for first-class reporting and an informative yet uniquely entertaining style. Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, the company is a major supplier to production companies, museums and advertisers. The entire archive is available to view online for free via the British Pathé website. Visit http://www.britishpathe.com.

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