Agreement extends ITV's successful and long-standing relationship with Shutterstock for an additional three years
NEW YORK, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced a three-year extension to its long-standing exclusive distribution deal with the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, ITV.
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster and the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is home to popular television including the biggest entertainment events, original dramas, major sports, landmark factual series, and independent news. With this agreement, Shutterstock houses over 100 years of iconic ITV archival content from regional franchises including the legendary Rank Films collection, iconic celebrity images and historic British series including Carry On Films, The Prisoner, Thunderbirds, Upstairs Downstairs, and The Tube. Additionally, when production resumes, Shutterstock will provide production support by photographing and distributing compelling images from live shows including I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Lorraine, This Morning and Good Morning Britain. Lastly, Shutterstock will continue to syndicate new publicity images from popular programming including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Victoria and Vera to the world's media.
"ITV is an innovative, forward-thinking leader among the world's broadcasters," said Candice Murray, VP of Shutterstock Editorial. "With ITV viewing numbers rising in the current climate, it's clear that commercial broadcasting is in high demand, and we are honored to be working together to maximize image distribution, bringing iconic television moments to the world."
"The breadth of our output as the UK's largest commercial broadcaster is extensive and we depend on a partner who can not only produce and deliver on our content needs but also provide meticulous and excellent customer service," said Allan Smith, ITV's Controller of Rights Governance. "After 15 years of working with the Shutterstock team and evolving the partnership to meet the needs of the changing media and production landscape, our confidence in Shutterstock's ability to deliver remains consistent."
Explore the ITV collection on Shutterstock Editorial here.
About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 1 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 310 million images and more than 17 million video clips available.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company's brands also include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; and Shutterstock Editorial, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.
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