Getty Images Announces Exclusive Distribution Partnership With NBCUniversal
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Getty Images, Inc., a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, today announced a global distribution partnership with NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Getty Images will have exclusive rights to license imagery, including production stills, on-set and behind the scenes, portraiture from NBCUniversal’s extensive lineup of programming across the network’s various properties, including NBC’s “The Voice,” “Smash,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Biggest Loser,” “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live,” among others.
The NBCUniversal archive dates back to 1926 to the dawn of broadcasting history. As the pioneer broadcasting network, the NBC collection has millions of assets that includes photography ranging from the Golden Age of radio, early television, late night, NBC News, NBC Sports, as well as old and new classic series from “Bonanza,” “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” and “Saturday Night Live” to “The Cosby Show,” “Friends” and “Seinfeld.” In addition, the archive contains still photography from NBC News and NBC Sports programming broadcasts, as well as, recent photography from its family of networks, including Bravo, USA Network, Syfy, Oxygen, E!, Style, G4, Telemundo, mun2, MSNBC and CNBC.
“The success of the NBCUniversal brand has led to an increased demand for content from their award-winning programming,” said Roxanne Motamedi, Vice President of Getty Images Entertainment, North America for Getty Images. “We are thrilled to bring imagery from NBC entertainment, sports and news programming to our customers around the world.”
“Our new distribution agreement with Getty Images brings together the leader in content distribution with NBCUniversal’s powerful brand,” said Richard Licata, Executive Vice President, Communications, NBC Entertainment. “Getty Images’ renowned reputation for strong customer relationships and expertise in the licensing field truly make them an ideal partner to distribute the NBCUniversal collection, consisting of its entertainment, news and sports content.”
Getty Images has built a network of world-class media partners in news, sport and entertainment with a strong focus on the highest- quality photography, the creation of an all-digital offering, development of an industry-leading website, and best-in-class content. NBCUniversal joins a number of media companies that have utilized Getty Images’ proprietary digital platform and expert industry knowledge.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
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