Footage sales firm ITN Source is opening an office in Singapore.
The move comes after two Chinese documentary channels, DocuTV in Shanghai and Beijing Documentary, received broadcast licenses, which is expected to increase demand for archival footage in Asia.
Territory sales manager Caroline Clarke (pictured above) has moved from Australia to head up the office. She joined the company in 2012 and previously worked in distribution for Paramount, CBS and Warner Brothers.
The sales division of UK-based content producer ITN also has offices in Tokyo and Sydney that serve the Southeast and East Asian markets.
In addition to focusing on China, ITN Source is prioritizing the digitization of footage from China as well as content related to Singapore’s 50th anniversary next year.
“Asia continues to be an increasingly important market for us and we are delighted to be able to support creative industries there even more effectively by locating ourselves in the heart of the region,” said Andy Williams, ITN Source’s managing director, in a statement.