Journalists can now license British Pathé’s historical archive online, 24/7

At British Pathé, we understand how busy journalists can be. To help, we have created a new online licensing tool that enables newsrooms to access archive footage quicker, easier, and cheaper than ever before.
Simply go to, find a film that interests you, and click “License This Film”. You pay by credit card and you will receive instant delivery of broadcast-quality video to include in your news story, be it on TV or online. This service is available to any journalist, anywhere, 24/7.
You will be able to choose from 85,000 films spanning the years 1896 to 1976. The collection includes all the great moments of that era and documents the cultural trends and social movements that shaped the world in which we live today.
Recent use of British Pathé footage by the likes of BBC and ITV News includes:
• 1950s Korean War footage to contextualise the North Korean crisis
• 50th anniversary of the 1968 London Anti-Vietnam Riots
• 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of the Somme
• Nerve agent footage to support the Russian chemical attack story
Every day there is a news story that can be contextualised and enhanced with British Pathé content. Go to to find a film right for your story.

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