Press Association and Getty Images enter global sales partnership

The Press Association press release – London – 12 September, 2016.

The Press Association (PA), home to one of the most prestigious picture libraries in the UK, has entered into a strategic partnership with Getty Images, a world-leading visual communications company.

The distribution deal will see over a century’s worth of definitive moments from British politics, sports entertainment, and more, reach an even larger international customer base though Getty Images’ global distribution network, which spans almost one million customers in close to 200 countries.

Under the terms of the deal, over four million wholly-owned photographs from PA Images – PA’s editorial photography business – will be distributed via in selected markets across AsiaAustralia & New Zealand, EMEA, Latin America and the US. Customers will have the option to search in multiple languages and make payments in a range of currencies.

Both up-to-the minute and archive collections from the PA Images’ portfolio will be available on the Getty Images website, including royal photography from Queen Victoria to Princess Charlotte, definitive moments from British politics, comprehensive coverage of major sporting events, and some of the most recognisable faces from the world of entertainment.

Stephen Munday, Managing Director of PA Images, said:

PA photographers have been documenting the biggest moments in British history at home and abroad for almost 150 years, and this new partnership with Getty Images will expand the reach of our extensive picture library.  I have no doubt that Getty Images’ international platform and licensing expertise will help our content to reach new audiences around the world.

Lee Martin, Senior Vice President Sales EMEA & Asia, Getty Images said:

Customers globally come to Getty Images for an unmatched depth, breadth and quality of visual coverage from the red carpet, football stadium, conflict zones and beyond, produced by our own award-winning photographers and videographers and those of our trusted image partners. Getty Images is proud to partner with PA, whose rich history of journalistic excellence in imagery will be a valuable addition to our existing market-leading editorial offering. We look forward to expanding the reach of this content and to a long and successful collaboration with PA.

PA Images’ collection will launch on the Getty Images website later this year.

About PA Images

PA Images is the UK’s leading news, sport and entertainment image provider. With more than 20 million images online, and supported by a network of over 65 international picture agencies, it supplies up-to-the minute photography on major stories across the UK and around the world.

PA Images is part of the PA Group. Headquartered in London, PA Group incorporates news, information and communications businesses. It is the home of PA – the UK’s leading multimedia news agency – along with three other specialist media companies. These are Globelynx, which provides TV-ready remotely monitored camera systems for corporate clients to connect with TV news broadcasters worldwide; Sticky Content, the UK’s leading digital copywriting and content strategy agency; and TNR, a specialist communications consultancy. It also owns a stake in Baize Group, a leading provider of automotive content, events and PR services.

PA Group has 26 shareholders, made up mainly of UK national and regional newspaper publishers. The biggest shareholders are dmg media Limited, News UK plc, Trinity Mirror plc and UBM.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends. Find Getty Images on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.