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MERIDIAN BROADCASTING NEWS LIBRARY (see ITN SOURCE)

Description
NB Now part of the ITN Source library.

Meridian News holds all edited items transmitted by former company (TVS) between 1982-1992, and by Meridian from 1993 to the present. This includes selected rushes and stock shots from stories relating to Kent, Sussex and parts of Essex. Separate news centres at Southampton and Newbury store material relating to the South and Thames-Valley areas of the Meridian region.
Website
http://www.itnsource.com/en/
Keywords
Kent; Newsfilm; Sussex; Essex
Access
Access available. By arrangement only. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Duplicating. VHS viewing copies can be made.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for research for academic purposes. Charges for facilities and handling. A price list is available upon request. A fee is charged for VHS viewing copies.
Copyright
Copyright held. Clearance must be obtained by researcher. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: Rosalyn Connors.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 10,000 reels/cassettes. Several thousand hours.Documentary, news and current affairs.
Video components: Hi-Band U-Matic, Beta/Beta-SP.
Film: 100% colour film. Documentary, news and current affairs.
Film components: 16mm, positive film, negative film, effects mix, final mix.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Card catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Notes
Database is Basys Archive 2. Holding information on material from 1991 to present. Print-outs are available on request.
Conservation policy
To hold all cut items of news but not the news programme itself. Rushes are junked and tapes recycled after one month unless otherwise advised.

Main Contact

Telephone
020 7430 4480
Email
sales@itnsource.com
Address
ITN Source
200 Gray’s Inn Road
London
WC1X 8XZ

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