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Getty Images to distribute NHK Video Bank content

NHK International, Inc., NHK’s video licensing business, has partnered with Getty Images to distribute its award-winning video content to Getty’s network of more than 1.5 million global customers.

The new collection, NHK Video Bank, includes NHK’s HD material, news and feature programs, documentaries, drama series and animations. The collection spans a wide variety of topics, from science and technology, nature and wildlife, to culture, lifestyle and locations.

“Millions of customers come to Getty Images every day for the most inspiring, innovative and powerful imagery to bring their projects to life and move the world with pictures.  We are thrilled to enrich Getty Images’ comprehensive video offering of over two million unique clips with NHK’s exceptional collection of Japanese and other Asian content,” said Jonathan Klein, Co-founder and CEO of Getty Images.

NHK Video Bank includes special collections such as the renowned Silk Road series, and features comprehensive footage of global environmental issues, from retreating glaciers to the deforestation of the Amazon Basin, as well as coverage of natural disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Other highlights include the world’s first HD footage of the moon’s surface captured from the Kaguya moon-orbiter, and Nippon News, an invaluable historical record of the Pacific front during WWII, available in high definition with English scripts and metadata.

“Every day, the NHK Archives adds many more high-quality HD programs and news images shot by NHK to its vast stock. We are delighted that these images now reach content producers all over the world through the Getty Images network. For more superb footage, please search for ‘NHK Video Bank’”, said Tadao Sakomizu, Managing Director of NHK International, Inc.