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Footage.net Adds the PBS NewsHour to Service

PBS NewsHour, a leading global source for news and archival footage, has joined Footage.net as a Zap Request Partner.

New York – August 17, 2022 – Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage network, announced today that the PBS NewsHour has joined its platform as a Zap Request partner. Footage.net’s Zap Request email service allows footage customers to send footage requests to over 50 of the world’s top footage providers simultaneously, providing Zap Request partners like the PBS NewsHour with a steady stream of new footage licensing opportunities.

A vital collection of American and international history, the PBS NewsHour archive not only contains tens of thousands of program episodes from 1975 to the present, but also extensive coverage of political campaigns, the economy, social justice movements, health and science breakthroughs, world crises, and the arts. Their historical and breaking news content will be of great interest to Footage.net’s worldwide network of Zap Request users, which include footage researchers, documentary filmmakers, television producers and a wide variety of other creative professionals.

“The PBS NewsHour is one of the great American news archives and we are thrilled to welcome them as a Zap partner," said David Seevers, Footage.net Chief Marketing Officer. “They’ve been ramping up their presence in the global footage business over the last 10 years and we are very excited to help them continue to grow their business by connecting them with new footage users in active search mode. As a Zap partner, the PBS NewsHour will receive multiple footage requests from our users on a daily basis, helping them reach new customers, start new projects and license more footage.”

The PBS NewsHour is the primary daily, breaking, and special news producer for PBS. It produces the PBS NewsHour, PBS News Weekend, Washington Week, numerous specials, and maintains a robust footprint across digital and social platforms. The PBS NewsHour archive is a treasure trove of US and world historical footage, which continues to expand daily.

“With nearly 50 years of news and archival footage in our archives, the PBS NewsHour is a rich source for both domestic and international historical and breaking news imagery as well as notable interviews and field pieces,” said Chris Alexander, PBS NewsHour’s Executive Director, Media Resources. “We’ve been working hard to make this invaluable resource more accessible to the global production community, and are looking forward to working with Footage.net to reach a wider base of potential customers.”

Footage.net works with a wide variety of stock footage companies to enhance their visibility across the global production community. As a Zap Request partner, PBS NewsHour will join a deep roster of leading footage companies who receive and respond to multiple daily footage requests from Footage.net’s global user base.

About Footage.net

Footage.net is dedicated to connecting footage customers with footage providers. We make it easy for creative professionals to search the world's top archives from a single site, and for footage providers to present their content to active footage customers. Now equipped with enhanced ecommerce tools, Footage.net's newly redesigned site provides a seamless pathway from footage search to footage sale. With 4.5 million online screening clips and over ten million detailed text records, Footage.net offers footage customers the tools they need to discover and obtain motion content quickly and easily. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including ABC News VideoSource, AP Archive, CNN Collection, Getty Images, Historic Films and Reelin’ in the Years Productions, as well as many exciting specialist collections. Footage.net is also home to the Zap Request, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers.

About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, DC. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, Consumer Cellular, Fidelity, Johnson & Johnson, and Raymond James, with additional support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Skoll Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. You can watch and find NewsHour on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. NewsHour Productions also produces PBS News Weekend and Washington Week.