SOURCE: Thought Equity Motion, Inc.

Thought Equity Motion

March 18, 2010 08:01 ET

BBC Motion Gallery and Thought Equity Motion Launch Strategic Partnership

Companies Present Global Markets With Enhanced Web Offering

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) -  BBC Motion Gallery, the motion clip sales arm of BBC Worldwide, and Thought Equity Motion, Inc., a leader in digitizing, delivering and monetizing video content, have begun their new strategic partnership, announced in October 2009. BBC Motion Gallery has re-launched its site at www.bbcmotiongallery.com powered by Thought Equity Motion's technology platform and the companies now cross-represent selected international content sales.

The new web presence will be bolstered with millions of professional video clips, enhanced search capabilities, simplified navigation, and instant complimentary preview downloads. Customers will benefit from more robust content delivery across a range of formats, as well as licensing content with simplified rights and pricing.

Select content from Thought Equity Motion media partners is available for licensing on www.bbcmotiongallery.com, including Paramount Pictures, National Geographic, Sony Pictures Entertainment, HBO Archives, Smithsonian Channel and a vast array of royalty free clips.

Commenting on the partnership, Paul Maidment, Business Development Director, BBC Motion Gallery said: "Our strategic relationship with Thought Equity Motion is a great development for BBC Motion Gallery and our clients. By making high-quality motion imagery from the BBC and other collections we represent readily available for licensing via an enhanced web and technology offering, our global clients will have quicker and more effective access to our libraries. BBC Motion Gallery will continue to offer exclusive access to the BBC Archive, a textual database of over a million hours of footage."

"We're excited to launch our partnership with BBC Motion Gallery and provide the digital production community with an even wider collection of non-replicable news, sports, and creative content," said Kevin Schaff, CEO and Founder of Thought Equity Motion. "With even larger libraries of online 'moment in time' footage, everyone from agencies and TV/film producers to online publishers will have access to content to support their creative projects and dynamic new Contextual Media offerings."

Additionally, with this move, BBC Motion Gallery has launched an educational licensing division, led by Jan Ross, Senior Vice President, BBC Motion Gallery, Americas. This division will serve the education market, building on key partnerships created over the last several years and fostering new business in this area.

About BBC Motion Gallery
BBC Motion Gallery, 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.

About Thought Equity Motion
Founded in 2003, Thought Equity Motion, Inc. is the world leader in digitizing, delivering and monetizing high-quality video content. Through its advanced platform, the company provides Managed Services for media companies and content rights holders, as well as Content Services for creatives, publishers and producers.

Thought Equity Motion works with the world's leading media rights holders to provide a suite of Managed Services, which includes asset management, digitization, backup, metadata management, curation and delivery. Its Content Services include sports licensing, API-driven Contextual Media feeds, newswires and stock footage. Through these services, Thought Equity Motion enables leading-edge video uses, such as digital media vaults and production through metadata. Thought Equity Motion drives monetization for its media partners by making their news, sports, entertainment and creative footage accessible to digital content producers in advertising, marketing, film, television, online/broadband and education. 

Video from Thought Equity Motion's unparalleled library is seen globally every day in film, television, the Internet, digital signage, and mobile applications. The company's media partners include Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios, HBO Archives, NBC Sports, National Geographic, Sony Pictures, and the NCAA® and its Content Services clients include the world's leading advertising agencies, producers of entertainment, and publishers.

Headquartered in Denver, Thought Equity Motion has a digital refinery in Laramie, Wyo. and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Sydney. Connect with Thought Equity Motion on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. For more information on licensing stock footage, call +1 720.382.2869. 

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries, please contact:
    Abby Lurie
    Thought Equity Motion
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    + 1 720.382.2890

    Amy Broomfield
    BBC Motion Gallery
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    + 44 208 4333164

    Christine Shaw Davis
    BBC Motion Gallery
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    + 1 310 405 8223

    Alex Fulton
    Communications Manager - Digital Media
    BBC Worldwide
    MC2A3, Media Centre, Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ
    T: + 44 (0) 2084331350
    M: +44 (0) 7500097996
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    http://www.bbcworldwide.com