New York - BBC Motion Gallery, the footage-licensing arm of BBC Worldwide, announced the debut of the CBS News Online Database, an online text-based service allowing searches of more than 60 years of CBS News archives.
The catalog includes details of clips from historic daily news broadcasts and programs such as Evening News, CBS News Special Reports, The Early Show, Eyewitness, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, and more, and is updated on a weekly basis with new material.
Located at www.bbcmotiongallery.com/infax, the new service allows users to quickly and easily search text-based metadata on thousands of hours of archived news footage. The site also features workbook tools created to enable users to group clip selections and email them to colleagues for collaboration and sharing.
This service is designed to provide professional film and television researchers access to the database by registering online at bbcmotiongallery.com.
The debut of the CBS News Database Online is the latest enhancement complementing the recently redesigned BBC Motion Gallery Web site, which features clickless motion previews that allow users to view high-quality, high-resolution previews.
The new site launched with an updated version of BBC Motion Gallery's popular Search Widget --previously among the 10 most popular on Apple's Web site. The Widget, now at version 2.0, allows users to search for royalty-free or rights-managed footage, or both, without having to launch a browser.