The deal gives WENN the rights to license over 12 million iconic images from the British Pathe and ITN news libraries contained in the ITN stills collection.
The partnership signifies an exciting new opportunity for both companies. WENN provides the very latest, up-to-the-minute entertainment news and photos, to newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television networks, websites and telecoms companies worldwide. With news stories dating back to 1896, including entertainment, celebrity, royalty, historical events, politics, sport and more, ITN Source’s stills library will offer WENN’s customers diverse and iconic stills content for a simple one-off fee.
The ITN stills library features authentic images captured directly from film and video. The original footage has then been transcoded second by second to form high resolution picture files (printable at 300 dpi up to post card size and 150 dpi at A5), allowing the user the unique opportunity to choose the exact frame they require.
Sue Thexton, Managing Director, ITN Source, said: “We are delighted to have completed this deal with WENN which represents another significant global partnership for ITN Source. WENN’s international reach means that creative customers around the world will now be able to enjoy easy and direct access to the exclusive and unique photographic content from our remarkable ITN stills library.’
Lloyd Beiny, CEO, WENN, said: “ITN is one of the most respected news organisations in the world and the ITN Source archive is one of the most comprehensive I have encountered. WENN has a proven infrastructure encompassing a most successful route-to-market for photo assets and I am very confident the synergy between ITN Source and WENN will present all concerned with exciting global opportunities.’
Stills will continue to be available directly through the ITN stills website – www.itnstills.com