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Absolutely Wild Visuals and Newsreel Archive Win Exclusive Rights to Nine Network Australia News & Current Affairs Archive Footage
SYDNEY, December 11, 2013— Absolutely Wild Visuals (AWV) Australia’s leading independent provider of stock footage along with Newsreel Archive, owner of the historic British Movietone Archive, have just announced an exclusive worldwide distribution deal to represent Nine Network Australia’s entire collection of news and current affairs archive footage.   AWV will be the exclusive agent for the collection within Australia and New Zealand, while Newsreel Archive’s international partner, AP Archive will market the collection throughout Europe, Middle East and USA.

CEO of Newsreel Archive, Matt Miranda said “We are thrilled to be able to offer the iconic Nine Network news and current affairs archive to our local and international client base.  Combined with the archives of AP Archive and British Movietone, AWV is now uniquely placed to be able to offer a complete range of 20th and 21st Century Australian and international news and current affairs footage from one single, convenient source.  The combination of these premium news footage sources makes for an unrivalled offering in the Australian market.”
 
Managing Director of AWV, Bettina Dalton said, “The addition of the Nine news archive enables AWV to provide a one stop shop for its clients.  We are now able to provide content from 1896, the first ever footage of Queen Victoria, through to news-breaking 60 Minutes stories from just a week ago. This opens up endless possibilities for documentary and television commercial producers, as we prepare to dive into Nine’s collection and uncover the really great gems of the last 50 years.  In addition to news and current affairs, Nine’s collection extends into the much-loved Sunday and 60 minutes series whose production values have always resulted in enduring high quality content.

Martin Hersov, Director of Commercial Development at Nine Network Australia said, “For over 50 years, the NINE Network has been the leader in television news and current affairs in this country.  We are excited at the opportunities AWV and Newsreel Archive offer the creative market to access Nine's wealth of high quality Australian and internationally relevant news and current affairs archive content. 
 
“The quality and breadth of Nine Network’s archive is incredible,” said Alwyn Lindsey, director of international archive for AP. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to include it within our portfolio and I know that our customers will greatly value the ease of access that we can offer.”
 
About Nine Network Australia Archive
Nine Network’s news content includes an impressive depth of national and international material from Nine Network’ showpiece programmes Nine News, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Sunday, Business Sunday, Nightline as well as The Today Show.

The Nine Network’s reputation as a broadcast trailblazer was set with its launch of Australia’s first regular television transmission on September 16, 1956.  Dating from the early 60’s the news and current affairs archive covers every major Australian and World event since then.  Content includes celebrities, locations, politics, art and sport.  Memorable events from the Beatles 1964 Australian tour, the sacking of the Whitlam Government, iconic interviews with the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Bob Dylan, and Bob Marley together with the recent Australian federal election are covered in depth by some of Australia’s most legendary television journalists.
                                                                                                                        
About Newsreel Archive
Newsreel Archive Pty Ltd, based in Sydney Australia, is the owner of the historic British Movietone Archive. Home to the most memorable and iconic moving images of the 20th Century, the British Movietone Archive is a fully digitised library of more than 48,000 remarkable newsreel clips from 1896 – 1986.  Ranging from significant historical events, war, political figures, royalty, Hollywood icons and celebrities, sport, culture and lifestyle, the British Movietone Archive represents the definitive international moving image source of 20th Century history.
 
About Absolutely Wild Visuals
AWV Film Library is part of Australian owned production company, Wild Fury Pty Ltd. The AWV library comprises more than 1 million stock footage shots captured by some of the world's best filmmakers and news gatherers.  The AWV PORTFOLIO includes AP Archive, British Movietone, Ron and Valerie Taylor, Howard Hall Productions, Channel Nine’s Getaway, Framepool and more than 50 other individual collections representing science, wildlife, landscapes, aerials, CGI, history and the arts.
 
For more information please contact:
 
Matt Miranda
CEO
Newsreel Archive
+ 61 2 9212 1135
matthew@movietone.com
 
Bettina Dalton
Joint Managing Director
AWV and Wild Fury
+ 61 2 9212 1135
bettina@wildvisuals.com.au
 
Judy Toohey
Sales and Research Manager
AWV and British Movietone
+ 61 2 9212 1135
judy@wildvisuals.com.au
 
Press contact:
Eileen Naseby
Toowrite
+ 61 416 181 64
en@eileennaseby.com
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