SCREENOCEAN'S ONE SEARCH

Screenocean’s One Search platform brings their entire represented archive collections together in one place. With just one search, you can get results from multiple archives across multiple decades, including Reuters, Channel 4, BAFTA, Clips & Footage, and more.

We also host collections from Featured Associates, such as the Imperial War Museums. Featured Associates are not directly represented by Screenocean. They participate in our One Search platform, making it easier for researchers to find content in one place. When you select items from the search results, you will be redirected appropriately.

One Search is the only place to come for your footage needs.

Screenocean provides unparalleled access to unique and quality content from around the world, captured from 1896 to the present day. Discover rare and inspiring footage including momentous historic newsreels, entertainment programmes, and over 20 million iconic images. Spanning 3 centuries, we help bring your stories and projects to life. Screenocean’s footage library includes clips from Reuters News Archive, Channel 4, Channel 5, Warner Bros Television Productions UK, Clips & Footage, BAFTA and Cover Images. Searchable 24/7, get footage for TV, film, education, advertising, corporate events, museums, music videos and more. 



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Light-hearted clips to momentous historical newsreel

Over 50 years collective knowledge of the archives

Licensable clips online spanning 122 years

20M stunning and iconic images

40K iconic full-length programs





OUR COLLECTIONS

REUTERS NEWS ARCHIVE

The Reuters News Archive is home to over 1 million licensable clips, spanning from 1896 all the way to present day. Access historic newsreels from Visnews, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont British, Empire News Bulletin, British Paramount and Universal Newsreels.

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CHANNEL 4

A British publicly-owned broadcaster that began transmitting in 1982 and includes Channel 4, More4, E4 and Film4. Known for its cutting-edge and controversial shows, highlights include Dispatches, Great British Bake Off and Trainspotting.

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CLIPS & FOOTAGE

An eclectic library of historical events and personalities from 1895-1968, covering American and British social history, Classic Hollywood and B-movie trailers, silent comedy shorts and feature films of every genre. Highlights include the Mountbatten Collection, The Royal Collection.

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CHANNEL 5

Channel 5 is a British commercial television network. It was launched in 1997, and highlights include Big Brother, Extraordinary People and The Gadget Show.

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BAFTA

This prestigious archive represents some of the golden moments from the Academy’s acclaimed history across film, television and games. The collection includes ceremony events, red carpet footage, as well as exclusive interviews and lectures from some of the industries’ greatest.

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MOMENTS IN HISTORY

Moments in History brings the most iconic stories of the 20th Century to life in HD. Breaking news and speeches that changed the course of history, chart the fall of empires, the rise of politicians, the spread of civil rights, the growth of opportunity and optimism that marked the first filmed century.

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WARNER BROS

Warner Bros. Television Productions UK is a British creator and distributor of television content. The Group produces long-running television brands in drama, factual, documentary, factual entertainment, and history. Highlights include Who Do You Think You Are, First Dates and The Voice.

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HISTORIC FILMS

A renowned collection of stock and archive footage spanning 1895 to 2010, consisting of over 50,000 hours of news, lifestyle, travel, fashion, home movies, celebrity 'red carpet' events, silent films, industrials, cartoons and incredible shots of the disco scene in 1970s NYC.

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COVER IMAGES

Screenocean represents over 20 million stunning images from Cover Images. The portfolio covers over 25 years of celebrity and entertainment, news, fashion, beauty, creative and film stills.

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THE VIDEO POOL

An extensive assortment of access-only music videos, from 80s cheesy pop to 90s hip-hop and much more, this collection contains classic hits as well as some lesser-known gems.

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BLOOMBERG

The Bloomberg collection is home to over 50 thousand licensable clips, of business and market news. From impactful interviews with C-suite market-movers and analysts, to clips and essential footage, Bloomberg delivers the business and financial videos that make a difference, 24/7.

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ANI

Founded over 50 years ago in New Delhi, ANI is now South Asia's leading multimedia news agency with over 100 bureaus in South Asia and across the globe. Coverage includes general news, entertainment, politics, business, sports, and science.

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PA MEDIA

PA Media is the UK's leading provider of multimedia content and services, delivering Newsroom-ready stories from across the country.

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SW PICTURES

SWPictures films make an impact, get people talking and change hearts and minds.For more than 30-years SWPictures has produced provocative and original films. At the heart of the company is a central journalistic ethic. After years of reporting from war zones and producing independent docs, company founder Scott White teamed up with leading film-makers to produce bespoke observational and investigative docs for broadcasters on the burning issues of the day.

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HUTC

HUTC was formed in 1993 and provides a wide range of content, specialising in light entertainment news. The HUTC Footage Archive Library contains a wealth of eye-catching imagery, covering an array of sports, a vast range of British cultural and 'eccentric' footage, as well as human interest stories that are a little off-kilter or quirky. Some of our favourites from the archive include Quidditch World Cup and Extreme Ironing.They have managed to establish a unique international reputation for providing unusual and fun footage clips, and as such their content is regularly featured on NBC, BBC News, ITN, and ZDF, among others.

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MOUNTBATTEN

A rare collection of amateur films shot by a member of the aristocratic Mountbatten family during the 1920s and 30s. The films follows them on a world trip through Stalinist Russia, Nazi-controlled Germany and includes stunning footage of a Jewish market in pre-WW2 Warsaw. The films also feature the lighter side of life, and their celebrity friends such as Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Barbara Cartland and Charlie Chaplin.

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HENRY WYNDHAM COLLECTIONS

Another look inside the life of the British aristocracy, this superb collection has been newly digitised into 4K. These home movies extensively feature the Windsors and other royalty, with a very young, relaxed Princess Elizabeth frolicking freely in Balmoral, this is a valuable and varied snapshot of life amongst the aristocracy in the early part of the 20th Century.

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SAM SILVER COLLECTION

A great collection of home movies and travelogues from 1930s–1960s, one can see the build-up to WW2 around Europe, as well as venturing across to NYC and Miami. Other highlights include an interview with Ronnie Biggs, who was part of the Great Train Robbery in 1963.

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MICHAEL HOLMAN COLLECTION

A funky look at breakdancing and early hip-hop videos including performances by Run DMC. This collection features the first ever B-boy film ever made, shot primarily on Super 8. Mainly from 1980s, there are also some great shots of NYC.

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WARRINGTON CINE VIDEO SOCIETY COLLECTION

A small, UK-centric collection which features street party celebrations and decorum in a Northern English town, from the 1953 Coronation to the 1977 Silver Jubilee.

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JAN MORAN NEIL COLLECTION

Home movies and travelogues from the 50s and 60s, it mainly depicts London at this time and caravan holidays around the UK, but also ventures farther into Europe.

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MOSAIC FILMS

A small and rather niche selection of rushes from various productions including Martin Parr films. Other themes include British past-times, such as regattas and village fetes, as well as the reaction to Princess Diana’s funeral.

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WILLIAM TREHARNE JONES

A small but striking collection, consisting of a documentary about Castro, Cuba and the 1959 Revolution, as well as Soviet war era films from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

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SPANISH CIVIL WAR - RUSSELL & LYNDA PALMER

Colour footage of the Spanish Civil War shot from Franco’s side, a fascinating propaganda documentary.

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WALTON FILM COLLECTION

Various travel shots from around Britain, highlights include colour rushes from 1952 Coronation, and kitschy soft-core blue movies.

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JOHN GORRINGE COLLECTION

Mainly from 1930-1950, this archive contains some great shots of Canada, specifically Quebec in the winter. It also includes GVs of Britain from small villages and London, as well as a 1930s ski-instruction video.

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FEATURED ASSOCIATES

Our featured associates are not represented directly by Screenocean. They participate in our One Search platform, making it easier for researchers to find content in one place. When you select items from the search results, you will be redirected approporately.

IWM

The Imperial War Museum's film collection covers all aspects of conflicts in which British, Commonwealth or former Empire countries have been involved since the start of the twentieth century.

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