BBC Motion Gallery Ranks Highest for Best News Footage Collection


Findings Published in Thriving Archives’ Footage Customer Survey

Last Updated: March 10, 2009 10:54 pm GMT
(North Hollywood, California--March 10, 2009) BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide and the exclusive global representative for the BBC News Archive and CBS News Archive, has ranked highest amongst premium stock footage news suppliers for quality, customer service and selection in a new independent survey from Thriving Archives.

The Footage Customer Survey: Non-Fiction Producers USA is an independent market research report providing key insights into footage customer preferences and opinions. The survey provided critical analysis of what matters most to footage customers; which footage companies are doing the best job of meeting their needs; and overall levels of customer satisfaction.¹ BBC Motion Gallery is recognized by their clients for customized service; flexibility and incentives that work within budgets; and most importantly, serving as a creative partner whose attention to each project is as detailed as the producers themselves.

BBC Motion Gallery’s selection of news footage leads the category with a full selection of all BBC News and CBS News original footage. Covering the world exclusively with these two outlets, the company also represents NHK, ABC and CCTV news footage. All footage owned is originally shot for broadcast purposes for some of the world’s most reputable news outlets. In addition to offering new footage shot in HD, BBC Motion Gallery is working through its archive to convert older footage to the HD format to better serve their clients’ needs.

Always known as a leader in customer service, BBC Motion Gallery’s clients speak directly with licensing experts and account reps offer in-depth offline research and customized pricing solutions based on individual usage. Additionally, going above and beyond requested clips, reps often identify additional footage that fits seamlessly into the producer’s project, adding that extra touch to make a story complete.

“We are very pleased that our customer base values the service BBC Motion Gallery provides, as well as the quality of our footage and the breadth of the archive,” commented Jan Ross, SVP BBC Motion Gallery. “It’s terrific that Thriving Archives is recognizing the wealth of suppliers in this industry and gathering authentic feedback from the creative community.”

BBC Motion Gallery, a business within BBC Worldwide, offers media professionals access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than one million hours of footage, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, historic events and more. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, and has global distribution deals with NHK, Japan’s national broadcaster, ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and CCTV, China’s national television station. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Dubai, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the license payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Channels, TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Global Brands and Digital Media.


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