London, Oct. 22 (ANI): BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has agreed a global five-year partnership with Getty Images, a leading digital media company.
Under the partnership, Getty Images will represent BBC Motion Gallery, BBC Worldwide's prestigious video clip sales business.
The agreement will see the world-renowned BBC Motion Gallery brand continue, with Getty Images as the exclusive global distributor.
Getty Images' extensive experience as the guardian of its own internationally renowned and historically significant Hulton Archive, as well as distributor to nearly 400 other well-known collections, make the company an ideal partner for BBC Worldwide.
BBC Worldwide customers will be able to access Motion Gallery services through Getty Images' websites.
They can expect the same quality service, but with the key difference being a stronger and wider sales offering, enabling customers to access content online from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day.
There are no changes to the service for those customers acquiring content from Education, Sports Events and Live Programming as BBC Worldwide retains these sectors.
The BBC Motion Gallery collection will be available on the Getty Images website from 1 January 2014.