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27/10/2005

CNN ImageSource acquires distribution rights for AFP video

CNN ImageSource, the video licensing division of CNN, recently secured the rights to license daily updates and archival footage from Agence France-Presse (AFP) to customers worldwide, excluding French language regions.
“AFP is recognised around the world as a definitive source of news and opinion from France, and we’re delighted to be able to offer its collection to the international production community,” said Kathy Christensen, Vice President, News Archives & Research, CNN. “This agreement builds upon our successful representation of U.S. affiliates, expands CNN ImageSource’s coverage to include more news from abroad and kicks off our initiative to develop a broader base of international content providers.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, CNN ImageSource maintains a historic archive of material from more than 25 years of the network’s award-winning coverage and from more than 400 CNN affiliates. Established in 1987, the division handles footage licensing, talent clearance, public display and transcript reprint permissions, and third-party representation deals. Its Web site, www.cnnimagesource.com, provides easy access to several hundred thousand catalogue records and offers online ordering.
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