Newsroom access to British Pathé’s video archive 24/7 and cheaper than ever before

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British Pathé newsletter – 4 December, 2019.

We understand how busy journalists can be, so we have created an online licensing tool that enables newsrooms to access archive footage quickly and easily, without having to worry about reaching our staff when you urgently need video clips out of office hours.

What is more, we have now reduced our prices by up to one third, in recognition of the increasingly tight budgets that newsrooms are currently working to. 

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 130,000 films from British Pathé and the Reuters historical collection spanning the years 1896 to 1979. These films include all the great moments of that era and document the cultural trends and social movements that shaped the world in which we live today.

Explore the archive here.