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26/02/2007

ITN Source Annouces Distribution Deal With Nine Network

ITN Source has announced an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with Australian commercial broadcaster, Nine Network, to represent its complete news catalogue.
The deal includes content from 'National Nine News', 'Nightline', 'A Current Affair', 'The Today Show', 'Sunday' and 'Business Sunday' programming as well as locally-produced 60 Minutes stories.
Already representing the world’s largest collection of footage libraries, this latest global partnership confirms ITN Source as the most diverse international footage provider. ITN Source also recently launched its advanced new digital website - www.itnsource.com – which enables creatives and TV producers to browse, select, and buy high quality footage online and have it delivered straight to their desktop, providing a simple one-stop-shop for the creative industry’s video content needs.
Nine Network is one of Australia’s most popular television channels and its flagship news service, National Nine News is historically the country’s highest-rated national news programme. Nine Network has appointed ITN Source to represent, market and license clips from its impressive national and regional news archives, which includes iconic and diverse content such as: unique coverage of the Beaconsfield Miners’ rescue; what is believed to be the only interview with cult leader David Koresh before the Waco siege; dramatic pictures of Australia’s bushfires and stunning native wildlife; historic material of the Japanese midget submarine relic and exclusive footage of Australia’s most famous celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John.
Sue Thexton, Managing Director, ITN Source, said: “We are delighted to be representing this wealth of content from Australia’s most popular commercial broadcaster. ITN Source already represents the world’s largest and most diverse selection of footage libraries, but this latest international partnership extends our catalogue so that our global customer base can now enjoy the best in Australian footage. It also provides an unrivalled choice of momentous and creative content from one single, convenient source.”
Martin Hersov, Director of Commercial Development, Nine Network, said: "For 50 years, the Nine Network has been the leader in television news and current affairs in this country. From the amazing rescue of the miners at Beaconsfield, gripping footage of bushfires to celebrity interviews, Nine's cameras have captured it all. We are thrilled that our partnership with ITN Source will now enable the global creative market to easily access Nine's wealth of high quality Australian news and current affairs content.”
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