NHNZ Moving Images has been named the footage sales agent for National Geographic Channels Worldwide (NGCW), adding thousands of hours of new footage to NHNZ’s collection.
Germaine Deagan Sweet, VP, global content sales at National Geographic Channels, said NGCW saw an opportunity to increase its revenue streams for its production investments through licensing.
“National Geographic Channel has a longstanding reputation for brilliant, high-quality imagery, and we wanted to provide producers with a broader opportunity to access the incredible breadth of our inventory with footage that has captivated audiences worldwide,” she said. “NHNZ’s Moving Images was a natural fit for this, and National Geographic Channels Worldwide is happy to partner with NHNZ on the venture.”
The footage collection will include award–winning series and programs including Living Edens, Known Universe, Megastructures, Shark Men, Secret Bible and Perilous Journeys, and spans natural history and science to culture and engineering.
“This is a real coup for NHNZ Moving Images. There is a significant market crying out for archive HD material and to date there hasn’t been a lot of it out there,” said Caroline Cook, manager of NHNZ Moving Images.
NHNZ general manager, John Crawford added that the deal is a “significant boost” to NHNZ’s stock footage library, which holds over 200,000 hours of footage from its own productions and the production houses and filmmakers it represents.