WASHINGTON (Jan. 25, 2006)–National Geographic Digital Media has changed the name of its footage service from National Geographic Television Film Library to National Geographic Digital Motion. The service licenses National Geographic Television and Film’s Emmy Award-winning film and videotape in digital and analog formats. The name change coincides with the launch of the ngdigitalmotion.com Web site, a new starting point for professionals seeking outstanding footage for their advertising, corporate, television, film and interactive projects.
The ngdigitalmotion.com Web site allows visitors to view a portfolio of video production projects featuring National Geographic footage, to watch footage demos and to search stock footage content. Later this year the site will feature enhanced searching capabilities for individual footage shots, complete with full rights information and visuals for every shot.
Announcing the new name and Web site today, Jocelyn Shearer, director of worldwide sales, National Geographic Digital Motion, said, “Our clients around the world have known for years that they could turn to National Geographic to access the most spectacular cinematography in the world. These new developments signal our growing capabilities to meet the diverse footage needs of our clients in a digital world and our commitment to do so in a way that is easier and more efficient than ever before.”
National Geographic Digital Media (NGDM) is part of National Geographic Ventures, the wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest educational and scientific nonprofit organizations. National Geographic Digital Media publishes Nationalgeographic.com; manages marketing and content partnerships across broadband, mobile, gaming and other consumer digital platforms; and provides video and film footage to commercial, theatrical, education and other digital footage markets.
National Geographic Digital Motion (formerly National Geographic Film Library) is the footage service of National Geographic Digital Media. This service licenses National Geographic Television and Film-produced film and videotape. In addition, Digital Motion agents represent peer-level archives, in select territories, from around the world, including Australian Broadcasting Corporation, INA of France, National Film Board of Canada, the White House Historical Association, WPA Film Library, ZDF Enterprises of Germany and the World Bank. The Digital Motion searchable video database is at ngdigitalmotion.com.