BBC's legendary footage collection and Ricall's unparalleled online music library
combine to offer total audio-visual creative solution
Ricall, the leading online music licensing marketplace, has partnered with BBC Motion Gallery, the footage licensing arm of the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.
BBC Motion Gallery offers media professionals in advertising, television and corporate video production access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing and royalty-free usage worldwide.
Now, through the partnership, BBC Motion Gallery users will have easy access to Ricall's online music library, which contains 4 million tracks, including every track to have ever charted in the UK top 40, the US Hot 100, as well as an ever increasing number of tracks from unsigned and independent artists.
Similarly Ricall's users will easily be able to access the vast BBC Motion Gallery archive, which, in addition to the latest HD footage also contains one of the most respected collections in the world as well as global footage from CBS News and Australia's and Japan’s National broadcasters.
"We are delighted to have teamed up with Ricall as we are now able to offer a complete package to creatives and producers that want to find and license high quality video footage and music," said Paul Maidment, Business Development Director at BBC Motion Gallery.
"This is the ideal creative content partnership for us because Ricall's massive online library of music has both the historical breadth and depth of material to match that of BBC Motion Gallery."
Initially the partnership will see Ricall and BBC Motion Gallery place preferred partner links on their respective websites and each company will also promote the partnership to their registers users with a view to establishing closer links between the two platforms at a later stage.
"We are very pleased to be partnering BBC Motion Gallery, which is such an important and well established resource for the global media industry," said Richard Salsbury, VP of Sales at Ricall.
"The creative process is one of the most important elements of any campaign or production and so anything that makes it easier for creatives and content producers to find and license both the right footage and the right music will be very welcome."
Founded in 1998, Ricall has rapidly established itself as the leading music research and licensing network in the broadcast and narrowcast media industry.
Its website, www.ricall.com, is a unique online marketplace where professional music users can look for, listen to and license music for use in their commercial productions – from radio ads and TV dramas to viral campaigns and corporate DVDs.
About BBC Motion Gallery:
BBC Motion Gallery - www.bbcmotiongallery.com - offers media professionals access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500,000 hours of footage, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, historic events and more.
BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, and has global distribution deals with NHK, Japan's national broadcaster and ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Dubai, Paris, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.