Newsfilm Online is taking footage from various collections managed by ITN/Reuters. These will represent three key areas of news reporting history: Terrestrial Television News, Cinema Newsreels and Press Agency News feeds.
Terrestrial Television News Produced by ITN (1955 – Present) including:
ITV’s News bulletins: first broadcast in 1955 continuing to the present day providing daily bulletins on current affairs
Channel 4 News: launched in 1982 continuing to the present day providing daily bulletins on current affairs
Channel 5 News: from 1997 until Christmas 2004
Roving Reports: Weekly news documentary films from 1957 – 1967, enough to occupy an half hours broadcasting
Newsfilm Online will also offer access to previously unissued ITN content.
Newsfilm Online will be encoding the entire Gaumont newsreel collection. There will also be material taken from three other newsreels – Universal, British Paramount and Empire News Bulletin. Newsreels shown in British cinemas when motion pictures began, they are silent.
Gaumont Graphic. Silent cinema newsreel produced by the Gaumont company, shown 1910-1932
Gaumont British 1934 -1959. Newsreels shown in British cinemas, continuation from Gaumont Graphic but with sound.
Universal News 1930-1956. Covered many stories and offers a rich source of nostalgia and entertaining items from the period
British Paramount 1931-1957. Premium newsreels that covered major events
Empire News 1926-1930. A wealth of human interest stories and early sports events
Press Agency Newsfeeds:
Visnews began in 1957. Reuters, the world's largest news agency bought control of Visnews in 1992. In 1993 Visnews changed its name to Reuters Television
About Newsfilm Online
From 1 August 2008 Newsfilm Online will offer access to film and television news content to users throughout UK higher and further education. The newsfilm will be delivered in downloadable form. For subscription information please visit JISC Collections.