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BBC Motion Gallery and Thought Equity Motion Partner for Technology and Sales

Companies provide cross-representation in key territories. 

Tokyo —  BBC Motion Gallery, the stock footage arm of BBC Worldwide, and Thought Equity Motion, a leader in digitizing, licensing, and delivering video content worldwide, have entered into a strategic relationship under which Thought Equity Motion will provide access to its advanced technology platform to BBC Motion Gallery. Under the agreement, Thought Equity Motion will have the right to sell BBC Motion Gallery stock footage content in North America, Asia and Australasia. Additionally, BBC Motion Gallery will have the right to sell certain Thought Equity Motion content in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

This collaboration will dramatically enhance BBC Motion Gallery and Thought Equity Motion’s global distribution of motion content and their collective video catalogs. Additionally, re-launching BBC Motion Gallery’s website with Thought Equity Motion’s advanced technology platform will provide customers with enhanced digital search capabilities and more robust content delivery. With cross-representation of content in various territories, BBC Motion Gallery and Thought Equity Motion will more effectively market the content of both companies by utilizing the local sales expertise in each company’s dominate sales territories.

“We believe this strategic relationship with Thought Equity Motion provides us with an excellent opportunity to upgrade to a world class technology platform, which will give improved access to a vast library of content for our customers,” commented Simon Gibbs, Managing Director BBC Motion Gallery. “The partnership plays to the strengths of both companies, allowing us to grow digitally and further our reach in major territories worldwide.”

“This agreement supports our vision of delivering next generation motion content services,” said Kevin Schaff, CEO of Thought Equity Motion. “Working with BBC Motion Gallery brings together an incredible breadth of content rights across news, sports, natural history and entertainment. Along with our robust technology platform, this alliance will further enable a new range of rich interactive services and Contextual Media offerings that we will be rolling out to drive new value creation for our partners.”

About BBC Motion Gallery

BBC Motion Gallery, a business within BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 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.

About Thought Equity Motion

Thought Equity Motion is the world leader in digitizing, licensing, and delivering high-quality video content and Contextual Media services. With an unparalleled library of news, sports, entertainment, and creative footage, Thought Equity Motion’s video is seen globally every day in film, television, the Internet, digital signage, and mobile applications. The company enables advertisers, filmmakers, producers, broadcasters,
corporations, educators, and online publishers to develop compelling video and interactive experiences efficiently. Thought Equity Motion’s proprietary technology platform features the industry’s most advanced video ingest, storage, search and access capabilities. Its robust metadata, filtering, and syndication tools enable the scaled delivery of contextual video to enhance engagement, drive traffic, and generate revenue. Widely recognized for its monetization and rights development expertise, Thought Equity Motion licenses content for renowned media companies including Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios, BBC Motion Gallery, NBC News, HBO Archives, National Geographic, Sony Pictures, and the NCAA┬«. 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 stock video footage, call +1 720.382.2869 (US) or +81 3.5776.4871 (Japan).