By making contact with ABC Library Sales, a professional stock footage supplier, you gain instant access to stock footage and audio materials held by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as to the world-famous collections of the National Geographic Digital Motion and AP Archive. There are also smaller specialist collections sourced from independent operators. A Natural History database is available online, visit http://www.abccontentsales.com/librarysales/databases
With 52 news bureaux across Australia, 13 international offices and 80 years of recording people, places and events, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has developed a library resource rich in its breadth and depth of coverage.
Critically-acclaimed and award-winning productions in the genres of news, current affairs, science, natural history, the arts, music and more form the extensive collection. You can search our online databases.
Upon receipt of your brief we will undertake a preliminary search and tell you what suitable material is held. We will estimate supply costs and licence fees.
A researcher will be assigned to your project to locate suitable material, prepare preview materials and advise on copyright. You will select the required shots using the preview materials and then place your order, providing the in and out time code points and shot descriptions.
Material (footage, audio, stills) is licensed for use in a particular production, as agreed. The licence is granted for a specific media (eg) 'free to air television', a period (eg) 'five years' and a territory or territories (eg) Singapore.
Copyright laws are many and varied. The Australian Copyright Council provides information and advice on copyright in Australia. Screenrights, the Audio Visual Copyright Society, details copyright issues with particular relevance to Australian educational institutions. We recommend that you visit their sites for comprehensive information on the subject.
Contact our Sales Consultants based in the Sydney and Melbourne offices who can help you. Contact Us for further information. Please provide detailed information (and your contact information) to help us find the material you require.
Programs can be obtained from the ABC Shop for home viewing only.
However there are many programs broadcast on ABC TV that are not available in the ABC Shop or other retail outlets, but can be ordered upon request from Library Sales - Programs, see http://www.abccommercial.com/librarysales/. These programs are licensed with 'non-theatric' rights which permits viewing by non-paying Australian-based audiences and are used most frequently for educational and business purposes.
If you require sound effects contact the Melbourne-based Library Sales consultant to find out what is available and at what cost. Upon receipt of your selection we check copyright clearances, dub the material to your required production format and prepare a licence agreement.
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