Wippit Signs ITN Source Music Video Content For Consumer Downloads

23.01.07, Cannes ITN Source has signed a deal with music download service Wippit to provide video content from its extensive music archive for consumers to download.

Taking a mix of interviews and news pieces from ITN Source’s music catalogue, anyone can now download high quality video clips from one of the largest archives in the world through Wippit. ITN Source’s music collection spans the entire history of recorded music from the 1920s to present day including debut UK TV performances from Madonna, REM, Billie Holiday, Nirvana and the Sex Pistols.

ITN Source will supply Wippit with footage from ITN, Reuters and British Pathe including rare footage of the Arctic Monkeys in Leeds soon after their album hit the number one spot. ITN Source is delivering Wippit with career spanning interviews from some of the greatest musicians of the last century including the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and the Beatles. Wippit will also make available to consumers historic interviews and footage by stars from the thirties, forties and fifties at Abbey Road studios and elsewhere.

Ross Landau who heads up ITN Source’s Music collection said: ‘It’s really exciting to work with the UK’s pioneering music download service, delivering high quality video content directly to the consumer. What better way for music fans to get access to rare and classic TV moments of some of their favourite artists.’

Paul Myers CEO of Wippit added: ‘We’re delighted to be working with ITN Source. With music footage spanning the history of music we are now providing our customers, real music fans, with something truly unique that they cannot find elsewhere.’

For more information or picture requests please contact John Nolan on +44 (0)777 9329187 or email john.nolan@itn.co.uk

Notes to editors

Consumers can download ITN Source footage from Wippit from http://wippit.com Downloads with Wippit cost £0.29 each

About ITN Source

ITN Source (formerly ITN Archive) is one of the world’s largest and most respected providers of professional video content, housing nearly 750,000 hours of footage across a diverse range of collections including historical footage, iconic images, music, entertainment programmes, natural history and film. With hours of material added everyday, ITN Source is the world’s fastest growing video archive business, containing defining moments and images captured over three centuries.

ITN Source represents the footage of ITN, Channel 4, Granada, British Pathé, Reuters, Fox News and Fox Movietone and other specialist collections. ITN Source recently signed a unique partnership deal with Google to supply video content to its innovative Video Store.

With headquarters in London, ITN Source has sales offices across the globe in New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg, Sydney and Tokyo.

For more information, visit www.itnsource.com

About ITN

ITN is one of the world’s leading news and multimedia content companies. It broadcasts network news programmes and creates, packages, aggregates and distributes other content to a wide range of customers around the globe. Tailored to its customers’ needs, ITN’s content is on every media channel from television to the internet to mobile phones.

About Wippit

Privately owned Wippit is an entertainment download pioneer with 1,000,000’s music movie and video downloads mostly on the universally accepted, iPod compatible MP3 format to buy individually for as little as 29p each, or unlimited downloads for only £50 a year from a constantly changing available selection of over 60,000 audio titles. Wippit is available at http://wippit.com Artists available on Wippit include; Mika, Just Jack, Koopa, Little Britain, The Mighty Boosh, Take That, Matt Willis, Shakira, U2, Hard Fi, Gorillaz, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Kaiser Chiefs. Photos & Logos Logos: http://wippit.com/logos.html

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