Getty Images, the world leader in visual communications, and Visual China Group (VCG)[000681.SZ], a leading Chinese visual communications and new media business, today announced a global distribution partnership which will see customers globally benefit from an unprecedented content offering. The existing Getty Images collection of almost 200 million images spanning creative and editorial, stills and video, contemporary and archival, is expanding to include Corbis imagery, video and historic archival content. This content will be available to customers in China via the VCG platform and to the rest of the world via Getty Images’ global sales teams and industry-leading website, gettyimages.com.
Under the terms of their agreement with Corbis, VCG will own and manage the names and trademarks associated with the Corbis Images, Corbis Motion and Veer licensing brands, and will be responsible for the licensing of all images associated with these brands in China and around the world. This includes the renowned Bettmann and Sygma Archives, but does not include Corbis Entertainment (to be rebranded) and Splash.
As the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, Getty Images is always innovating to bring its customers the most comprehensive offering of diverse and high quality content in the market. The addition of Corbis content to Getty Images’ industry-leading collection means Getty Images now offers customers an unprecedented breadth and depth of gold-standard content across creative and editorial, stills and video, and contemporary and archival.
Getty Images is the trusted partner to a network of over 200,000 contributors and approximately 330 prestigious image partners relationships, including NBC Universal, BBC Worldwide and AFP, and is pleased to now represent Corbis content as well.
Further, VCG has been exclusively distributing Getty Images content in China for over a decade. This collaboration will further strengthen the long term partnership between these two companies in the visual content sector.
Corbis will be focused on building and growing its entertainment advertising business under a different brand. The sale does not include the three Corbis Entertainment businesses – the Branded Entertainment Network, Splash and Greenlight, its rights clearance and representation business.
Corbis Entertainment will be rebranded under a new name in the coming months.
Nothing changes immediately for you today. You can continue to find and purchase content using your existing Corbis and/or VEER account, and you can continue to work with your current sales representative.
VCG and Getty Images will immediately begin work to migrate Corbis content and will complete the migration as quickly as possible to ensure a seamless transition for customers, contributors and other partners. During the transition, the content will continue to be available via Corbis websites and sales staff. VCG and Getty Images will provide more details on this process and timeline in the coming weeks.
Over the coming months, we will begin migrating Corbis content over to Getty Images where it will become available as new collections. This means that customers will be able to easily filter their searches to see only the migrated Corbis content, or to view it alongside Getty Images’ existing collections if you prefer. We will share details of the new collections in the coming months.
For now, nothing changes – Corbis and Corbis Motion customers can continue to access their content via the existing websites. VCG and Getty Images will contact customers in the coming months to share more details about the transition of content from Corbis Images and Corbis Motion to gettyimages.com.
For now, nothing changes. Veer customers should continue to access their content via the Veer.com website. During the transition period, VCG and Getty Images will evaluate opportunities to improve the value and benefits for Veer customers, and will reach out to customers with more details in the coming weeks.
• A complete content offering, expanded and unified service, standardized terms and a simplified experience via one website.
• An unprecedented offering representing almost 200 million images and combining the premium content of Corbis and Getty Images across creative and editorial, stills and video, and contemporary and archival.
• Even more of the highest quality content all in one place – the best of historical photography brought together, combining Getty Images’ renowned Hulton Archive, the largest privately held archive globally with an estimated 80 million images dating back to the beginning of photography, with the Sygma and Bettmann Archives. The Bettmann Archive is one of the most significant historical collections of images in the world comprised of more than 11 million photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries.
• Corbis content with pricing for every budget level on gettyimages.com, from truly unique Prestige imagery to royalty-free imagery that will be available for purchase via UltraPacks with simple licensing and built-in savings.
Expertly curated content from Corbis creative stills, Corbis Motion content and Corbis archival and documentary content, inclusive of the prestigious Bettmann and Sygma archives, via the gettyimages.com website.
Getty Images will focus on integrating Corbis content, and contributors and image partners that it does not already represent, to create an even broader offering of content across creative and editorial, stills and video, and contemporary and archival housed all in one place at gettyimages.com.
New consumer experience allows viewers to see and share up-to-the minute images from global news events as they happen.
New York, 10th April, 2017 – Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, this week announced the launch of News Unfiltered, a new visual news source that feeds editorial imagery from news events around the world, as and when they happen, allowing users to engage and share images in real time.
Getty Images news photographers, contributors and partners are on the ground, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, reporting on the live events from all corners of the world. In as close to real time as possible, News Unfiltered delivers the images direct from the photographer’s camera straight to consumer screens in as fast as 59 seconds.
Available on gettyimages.com/unfiltered and Getty Images’ iOs and Android apps, News Unfiltered is a free resource that showcases every angle and point of view from the 24-hour news cycle. The platform allows audiences to view images uploaded from simultaneous events sans curation, offering a veritable same-time view of the world as seen by the photographers at the heart of the action.
From Prime Minister Trudeau’s family visit to Juno beach, to the thousands of officers that today lined London’s streets to bid farewell to Westminster attack victim PC Palmer, the feed enables viewers to see the full take from these and other major events, and share the news on Twitter and Facebook as they see it.
Getty Images’ Managing Editor and Senior Vice President of Consumer Media, Steve Grimes said: “A single image can say a lot, but today more than ever, being able to see events from multiple angles, without opinion or commentary allows you to get a more comprehensive visual story. With Getty Images’ unparalleled access, News Unfiltered allows you to truly be everywhere at once, seeing the world through the lens of Getty Images photographers.”
The launch marks another step in the Getty Images Everywhere strategy which aims to bring Getty Images’ award winning content to the world.
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Getty Images today announced that applications for its 2017 Grants for Editorial Photography programme are now being accepted.
Five photojournalists will be selected to receive grants of US$10,000, intended to provide the funding and freedom to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.
Applicants will be reviewed by the following distinguished judging panel:
– Alice Gabriner, International Photo Editor at Time Magazine
– Chelsea Matiash, Senior Photo Editor at The Intercept
– Thomas Simonetti, Washington Post Photo Editor
– Damon Winter, photographer for New York Times
– Jean-Francois LeRoy, Director General and Founder Visa Pour l’Image
The Editorial Grants programme, which launched in 2004, supports photojournalists around the world by providing the creative freedom and collaborative editorial support necessary in their pursuit of work, which they would otherwise not have had the time or resources to address.
One Editorial Grant recipient will be chosen for the David Laidler Memorial Award, which launched last year in honour of the former Getty Images employee who passed away in August 2015. David was instrumental in developing the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography programme.
Last year’s programme saw Getty Images receive more than 450 applications from 75 countries. The winning projects examined a range of thought-provoking and moving issues; from refugees in the Middle East to the effects of climate change is Alaska.