Burbank, CA (September 18, 2006) - BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, announced the availability of short programs via Google Video. The move will allow consumers to tap into BBC Motion Gallery content online through Google Video, a comprehensive index of free and paid, user-generated and professional video content. Google Video makes it easy for users to watch and share videos and premium video producers to monetize and distribute their content.
Over 25 titles from the BBC Motion Gallery shorts collection will be available for download immediately at video.google.com. Selections include “Urban Freestyler,” vignettes of the world‘s top football and basketball freestylers performing amazing tricks on the gritty streets of London and “Animal Capers,” wildlife comedic shorts that utilize computer animation to shed light on the fascinating lives and loves of a variety of creatures. Other BBC Motion Gallery short programs on Google Video include: “Cocktails,” “Zodiac,” “Blue Skies,” “Weird Science,” “Living Year,” “Bodyscapes,” “Flower Power,” “Natural Remedies,” “Style Trek,” “Witness,” “Living Colour,” “Ultramarine,” and “World‘s Best”.
“Many hours of footage from the BBC Motion Gallery‘s vast collection will be available as we roll out our first direct-to-consumer effort,” said Kristy Manning, Director, West Coast Sales. “Entertaining and educational shorts such as ‘Weird Science‘ are perfect for this viewing format and add even more great content on Google Video.”
Notes to Editors:
BBC Motion Gallery, a division of BBC Worldwide Limited, offers media professionals in advertising, commercials, television, film, interactive and corporate video production access to the world‘s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500 million feet of film and 300,000 hours of video, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, wildlife, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, culture, performing arts and more, including acclaimed programming produced in conjunction with Discovery and PBS. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, one of the world‘s most respected news collections featuring coverage of virtually every historical event in the last 50 years. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London and regional offices in Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Children's and Digital Media. In 2005/06 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £89 million on sales of £784 million.
Media contact, BBC Motion Gallery:
Karen Raz, Raz Public Relations
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