Aerial Stock Footage Specialist HOsiHO Joins

Preview clips and still images from aerial footage specialist HOsiHO are available for viewing through's stock footage search and screening platform. 

Launched in Marseille in February 2014 by professionals in audiovisual and piloting, HOsiHO is dedicated to shooting and representing the best aerial footage of France. The HOsiHO collection includes over 3,000 videos and stills shot by a pool of more than 40 professional contributors from across the country, capturing the outstanding natural and architectural sites of France, shot at every season, with creativity and innovation. 

"HOsiHO is an exciting new addition to the footage industry, and we are very pleased to have them on the platform," said David Seevers, CMO. "HOsiHO has done a remarkable job in assembling this niche collection of unique aerial images, and we're looking forward to helping them bring their images to our global community of footage users.”

While HOsiHO’s aerial images and videos are produced using a variety of aircraft that are fully empowered to operate in France, including drones, microlights, helicopters, aircraft, paramotors and hot air balloon, most of the footage is captured by drones, which opens nearly unlimited creative possibilities when used by experienced pilots, cameraman and photographers.

“We’ve spent the last several years curating our collection of aerial footage and stills, and expanding our network of world-class aerial shooters,” said Sami Sarkis, president of HOsiHO.  "This is a truly fresh take on the unique landscapes and landmarks of France, and we’re thrilled to partner with to bring these images to creatives around the world.”

Because the HOsiHO collection is at the very beginning, the agency is also offering a Shoot-on-Demand Service, providing clients in need of footage or photographs not currently in the HOsiHO collection an innovative model for obtaining custom images. 

“With our Shoot-On-Demand service, if the customer cannot find the image in our collection, they can ask us to use our network of professionals to shoot the video or photography for them,” said Sarkis. “The principle is simple: if we consider that the image is capable of generating multiple sales, and will be profitable, then we send the request to the author in nearest available place in France. If he wants to make the images, at his own cost, we provide them quickly to clients to secure and finalize the sale.”

HOsiHO’s website ( is currently available in both English and French. Their royalty-free pricing is based on the size of the clip: US$259.00 in 4K; US$165.00 in HD; US$61.00 in SD; US$19.00 in low-res (web). They also provide a free research service. works with a wide variety of stock footage companies to enhance their visibility across the global production community. HOsiHO clips will be available for screening through alongside motion content from other leading footage companies.

Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Double 2 BV Acquire Rights to Countdown, Europe’s Legendary Music Show

Reelin’ In The Years Productions, one of America’s largest footage archives, and Double 2 BV, a Netherlands production company, have acquired the rights to the Dutch music program Countdown. Often referred to as “Europe’s #1 Rock Show,” Countdown was on-the-air for 16 years (1977-1993), and was broadcast in 18 countries, making it one of the most successful music shows in the history of television.

The archive contains over 3,000 hours of musical performances, interviews and concert appearances by the greatest rock, R&B, pop, new wave and rap/hip-hop artists of the era, including: Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, U2, Michael Jackson, The Police, David Bowie, Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Run-DMC, Depeche Mode, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Blondie, The Cure, R.E.M., and thousands more. 

Click here to view a 12 minute demo of a small sampling of the archive.

With the launch of MTV in 1981, many music artists started appearing less frequently on American television, instead preferring to send music videos to promote themselves. However, in Europe MTV did not premiere until August 1987, so the best way these artists could reach a wide audience was to appear on music programs such as Countdown.  Because Countdown was broadcast in 18 countries and seen by millions of viewers, the artists realized the power of the Countdown audience and made sure to make an appearance on the show for maximum promotion.

In addition to thousands of in-studio performances, Countdown went on location to capture concert performances by artists such as Prince, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Eurythmics, Steve Miller Band, Jacksons, De La Soul, Madonna, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, Pearl Jam and AC/DC, who in 1979 debuted their classic “Highway To Hell” on the program. In the course of conducting on-location interviews, many times the Countdown film crew would capture unique moments such as Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry performing “Walk This Way” in a music store, and U2’s Bono improvising a country ballad on guitar backstage. 

While a small fraction of the Countdown tapes had been transferred many years ago, most of the archive was not accessible. Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Double 2 BV have now begun the monumental task of transferring and cataloging the full archive, which contains nearly 3000 master tapes. In addition to the footage that was edited for broadcast, a massive amount of raw tapes have been discovered, featuring songs that were never broadcast and unedited interviews lasting up to 30 minutes. This will be the first time that the full Countdown library has been available for licensing to all forms of media.

For licensing information or to search their database regarding the Countdown archives or other RITY libraries please visit their website at

GIW Adds New Military & High Adrenaline Collection

Global ImageWorks has added new HD military and action footage of Green Beret U.S. Army Special Forces which includes excellent weapons and basic training footage, helicopters, operational vehicles and much more. This collection adds cinematic military action to complement any fast paced production. 
In addition, see high intensity and adrenaline-pumping footage like hang gliding, paragliding, roller-coasters, and motorcycle racing. 
Also included are wonderful scenic shots from cities around the world including: Venice, London, Jerusalem, and many other wonderful world destinations. Experience destination footage that will add texture to your production.
All of this new footage is full HD progressive with 4K availability. The HD clips are specially priced at $129 each and ready for immediate download from the GIW transactional website and right into your edit!
To see the footage, please click here.

Reelin' in the Years Works to Preserve the David Frost Archive

by David Peck, President, Reelin' in the Years Productions

For almost two years, my company Reelin’ In The Years Productions, has been representing The Sir David Frost Archive, and in that time many unique items have been discovered in the vaults.  Because David Frost had produced many different programs for various companies around the globe, it has made it very difficult to locate master tapes and films.  From the moment we signed the agreement to be the exclusive rep for The Sir David Frost Archive, one of the monumental shows he produced that we very much wanted to represent was The David Frost Show, produced by Group W and David Frost.
The David Frost Show was a 90 minute syndicated program which aired daily from 1969 – 1972.  As co-producer, David Frost owned 50% of the rights, but Group W and its successor (now CBS/CTV)  had been handling all distribution rights, including clip sales. Through a series of negotiations between David Frost’s estate and CBS, all of the distribution rights to the show have been given back to the estate. This includes nearly 400 2 inch quad tapes and many film elements as well. On behalf of the Sir David Frost Estate, Reelin’ In The Years Productions is now the sole company that handles the rights to licensing this footage. Most of these tapes have been untouched since their initial broadcast. To date, roughly half of the 400 shows that survived have been transferred. (There were 750 episodes aired.)
The David Frost Show is an amazing time capsule of one of the most contentious and creative periods  of the 20th century. During the course of the show’s run from 1969 to 1972, David interviewed high profile guests such as Gloria Steinem, Cesar Chavez, Huey Newton, Vice President Sprio Agnew, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Mier, former Nazi Party Official Albert Speer, and a 20-year-old Prince Charles. There were many entertaining guests, comedians, singers, actors and sports figures such as Johnny Carson (in a rare 90 minute interview), Groucho Marx, 1936 gold medal Olympian Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Lucille Ball together with Carol Burnett, Norman Rockwell and playwright Tennessee Williams. Major music artists such as the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Barbra Streisand, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and Carly Simon all made appearances as well. Many controversial and polarizing subjects were discussed and debated such as the Vietnam War, the Kent State shootings, Black Power, the women’s liberation movement, gun rights, drug legalization and the Apollo moon landing. Looking at all of the guests and issues discussed on this show makes this a very well-rounded program, accurately capturing the time period. 
For decades, the 2 Inch Quad tapes had been sitting untouched in an underground storage facility, but we now have the tapes in our care. Thankfully, we have David Crosthwait of DC Video (Located In Burbank, CA) doing all the transfers. It’s an incredible expense to transfer these if you want them done right, and many times David has to work miracles to get these tapes to play at all.  These David Frost Show 2 Inch Quad tapes are in terrible shape. They were originally preserved on used stock and Group W would store two 90-minute shows per tape at 7 ½ ips instead of the industry standard of 15ips. Oftentimes they would splice together varying lengths of used stock to fill out the reel and on some tapes you could have as many as three different brands of stock during the course of the two shows. Even with all of these obstacles the tapes look and sound great but that’s because of the laborious amount of work David has had to do to get them that way. In some cases, it has taken David 10 hours of work to properly transfer one 90 minute show. While this may not have been the most ideal way to preserve this important part of cultural and entertainment history just think of all the shows (such as the first 10 years of the Tonight Show) that were erased, and be thankful that someone at Group W had the foresight to try and save these treasures so that almost 50 years later they can be seen again. 
I look at what David Crosthwait and others like him are doing in the same way I see a professional who restores deteriorating paintings or artifacts found in a ship wreck. Simply, this is preserving history. It's a shame that there are so many film snobs out there who don't agree, thinking that only something shot on film warrants this type of expense and attention. Sadly, that attitude is why so much of this type of video tape archive rots in storage facilities.  The entertainment industry often looks at video tape as some type of sub form not worthy of the expense and attention it deserves.  So many times I read comments about film preservation being the only thing that matters, and while that is important, so is video tape. 
At the end of the day, it’s not what media it’s on but what’s on the media. I’m hoping as an industry we can get past elitist attitudes and try to preserve this material, regardless of the format it was shot on. This is our collective history, whether it’s a silent film from 1919 or an interview from The David Frost Show we just found and preserved with NASA director Clifford Charlesworth talking about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon just days before it happened. These are both equally important moments in our history and should be treated as such. 
Finally, to show you how incredible this archive is, we've cut a 13 minute trailer. 

ITN Signs Deal to License Twofour Group Footage

Impossible Engineering

Impossible Engineering

ITN Source has signed a deal to license clips footage from Twofour Group; a family of award-winning, globally recognised production companies, which includes Twofour, Boomerang, Mainstreet Pictures and BAFTA/Emmy winners Oxford Scientific Films.

Twofour delivers world class international TV programming, spanning drama, factual, comedy and entertainment, to broadcasters around the world. Twofour Rights is its in-house distribution arm, representing the Twofour Group’s extensive catalogue of global programming within the international marketplace. In this new partnership for clip sales, Twofour's library includes globally recognisable hits, such as TV's 'toughest reality show The Jump (Channel 4), all-star The Indian Dream Hotel aka The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC / UK), in-depth true crime series Born to Kill? (Global Distribution), and awe-inspiring achievements in Impossible Engineering. 

ITN Source Managing Director Andy Williams said: “We are delighted to add Twofour’s fantastic range of programming to our global catalogue – making clips from household hits such as Impossible Engineering and The Indian Dream Hotel / The Real Marigold Hotel available to our customers.”
Twofour's Head of Sales Anthony Appell said: "We are thrilled to be partnering up with ITN Source on Twofour Rights back catalogue of clip opportunities given their excellent reputation in the global market."

If you're interested in licensing Twofour clips please contact or call +44 (0)207 430 4480 to discuss your project and footage requirements.   

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Both Rights Ready & Royalty Free footage can be licensed online. These masters are ready for immediate download.      
Rights Ready - The licensing fees associated with Rights Ready footage are based on the grant of rights package. Just select your grant of rights from a simple drop down menu, complete the online transaction, and download your high resolution master.
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Global ImageWorks also offers thousands of hours of Rights Managed and Premium footage. Their archive contains unique and carefully curated footage that you can use to tell your story and connect with your audience.
GIW encourages prospective licensees to use their free in-house research services to ensure no potential clip is overlooked. Global ImageWorks prides itself on a personal approach and excellent customer service.

Buckle Up for a Trip through History with Global ImageWorks and the King Rose Archive

Take a trip through automotive history with Global ImageWorks and the King Rose Archives.
Look back at the pioneers of the automotive industry such as Carroll Shelby, John Z. DeLorean, Henry Ford, and Enzo Ferrari and remember their fabulous creations.
Race along with superstars Mario Andretti, Louis Chevrolet, Mickey Thompson, Sir Malcolm Campbell, and John Force and motorsports celebrities including Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.
From Hot Rods to exotics and everything in between, this incomparable automotive archive features unique and historical American and European automotive racing, off-road desert racing, drag racing, sports cars, Formula One cars, and more. Click here to see the footage.
More Historical Travel Films Available in HD & 2K
For those of you who love our historic travel film collection, you'll be excited to learn even more Global ImageWorks footage is now available in HD.  
Travel across the US in the 1960s and explore the West Coast in colorful HD. Cruise the south seas and visit Hawaii, Tahiti, and Australia in 2K. Explore Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and all points in between! These and many more destinations have recently been converted to HD from 16mm or 35mm prints. Click here to sample GIW's historic travel films.


Speaking of Riots...FootageBank Adds Vivid HD Coverage of Public Protests

Civil dissent, disorganization, herd behavior, police snatch squads rushing the chaos, young vandals jumping on the roofs of cars, fires burning in the turbulent streets - FootageBank has added more footage of riots and public protests to its collection, all shot in vivid HD. The man-in-the-crowd material comes from an aggressive news stringer and adds to FootageBank’s highly sought after playback collection. Used by scripted television to add to monitors within scenes or by documentary productions looking for vérité, FootageBank is proud to offer this new footage exclusively.

Click here to check out some of these powerful images.

Global ImageWorks has Breathtaking Footage of Rio de Janeiro, the "The Marvelous City".

Start warming up for the Olympic Summer Games with Global ImageWorks' incredible collection of historic and contemporary Rio footage. Explore Rio de Janeiro in the 1920s -1960s. Captured in rich, beautiful 16mm or 35mm film just waiting to be brought to life in your next production. Experience Carnival circa 1955. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Salsa music and watch as ornate floats cruise down the crowded streets.  Their contemporary Rio de Janeiro footage documents daily life in Rio and includes hundreds of HD, Royalty Free and Rights Ready clips. There are beautiful beach scenes and landscapes, famous landmarks like Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, and aerials from all around Rio de Janeiro.