Screenocean Announce Exclusive Clip Sales Partnership With Channel 5

Screenocean has signed a deal with Channel 5 to become exclusive clip sales agent for the channels audiovisual catalogue. The deal, which was finalised on August the 4th will add to the rich archive of premium content which Screenocean already manages.

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Screenocean Ingest Update

Screenocean have been focusing their digitisation efforts into both the Film 4 archive and Wall to Wall Media content over the past few weeks. This content has been added to the ever growing Screenocaen archive and is accessible via the video management platform developed by Cambridge Imagen Systems.

Recently supplied footage from Screenocean has been included in projects such as National Geographic’s “The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us” and BBC 2’s “Many Faces Of…Robbie Coltrane“. Through us digitising the archive we constantly discover new material which we are able to recommend for projects and submit to research briefs.

Please visit our website if you you require the use of archive footage from our listed partners.

Helen Mirren Film 4 Archive

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Screenocean represent The Press Association video archive

Screenocean are proud to announce the addition of one of the UK’s leading news video archives to our collection – The Press Association. The Press Association Collection is now available to licence in EMEA through Screenocean, where it can be searched, viewed, clipped and requested via our website or just call us on 0207 306 8490 .

The collection comprises over 60,000 clips, with brand new content being added daily. The Press Association News Footage covers not just news, but royalty, sport and entertainment features as well as press conferences, red carpet and interviews.

Take a different view on News footage with the largely unexplored Press Association Collection. With some News collections only available after 14 days, why wait? The Press Association collection is cleared and ready to be used within 24hrs of its original broadcast.

Click here to start exploring the Press Association Collection.


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SCREENOCEAN use CAMBRIDGE IMAGING SYSTEMS’ ORBITAL off-air recording and IMAGEN asset management technologies for an automated digital workflow from broadcast to clip research online to fulfilment.

With an archive of over 100,000 hours, much of which is on older tape formats, there is a drive to encode and ingest the media. SCREENOCEAN have workstations comprising a Sony J30 player and a Black Magic H264 encoder card. The SCREENOCEAN staff feed tapes through the system as part of their daily routine. Though progress is slow, this is a very efficient use of time as it does not interfere with other daily tasks.

Once the file has been ingested, at the end of the day a member of staff logs-in to a remote desktop computer running the IMAGEN Digital Asset Management software and sends the files through an automated workflow. By the following morning, all of the tapes ingested from the day before have been transcoded to multiple formats, suitable for any mobile device or desktop pc, and are available for view on the SCREENOCEAN website.

Sounds simple, and is though with an archive which grows daily, it would be impossible to keep up with the rate of new content generation. The solution to this is the off-air recording facility. SCREENOCEAN use ORBITAL EVR (Enterprise Video Recorder) to record Channel 4, More 4 and E4 around the clock. All of the programmes recorded are automatically transcoded and available for view on the SCREENOCEAN website within 1 hour of the finished broadcast. What’s more is that the transcoding process developed by CAMBRIDGE IMAGING SYSTEMS means that the subtitles from the broadcast are captured and encoded with the video file as time-based searchable metadata.

This provides a complete transcript for the programme which researchers can use to enter keywords to search and find the perfect shot.

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Screenocean appoints Collaboration Inc. as distributor in Japan

Screenocean have appointed Collaboration Inc. as exclusive clip sales agents in Japan.

Collaboration Inc is perhaps best known for its work in the documentary and game show sectors. Screenocean is the exclusive clip sales agent for the UK’s Channel 4 programme archive, Shed Media Productions, the Digital Rights Group catalogue of programming, the RPM music performance & programme collection and the BP Video Library collection of historic and contemporary stock footage.

Tom Blake, CEO of Screenocean said:

“We are delighted Collaboration Inc has decided to represent Screenocean. This is an important step in our global development of the agency and we look forward to working with Collaboration Inc in this important market.”

Toshikazu Suzuki, President of Collaboration, Inc. said:

“We are very pleased to have this partnership with Screenocean. In recent years, there are very high demands for clips in the Japanese market and it is undeniable that we were under insufficient supply. With this great opportunity, we would like to make effective use of Screenocean’s excellent archive to contribute in expanding the clip sales opportunities.”

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New CEO for Cambridge Imaging Systems and Screenocean

Tom Blake BSc. MBA; has been appointed CEO at Cambridge Imaging Systems, the leading developer of digital video asset management systems and also CEO of its sister company, digital clip agency Screenocean.

As European sales & marketing director for Medtronic International, Tom brings expertise in marketing & financial strategy, sales & sales operations.

Tom said:

“This is an extremely exciting time for the company. We have a great combination of a strong and diverse team with a track record of delivering quality bespoke systems to a wide range of high profile government and private clients; we are now ready to move forward, utilising our experience to create a range of world-class media asset management products for international distribution. Screenocean is to be the flagship for our Imagen2 technology, bringing life to the archives we manage; giving a first hand demonstration of the value which our systems can deliver.”

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Shed Media and Screenocean in Clip Sales Deal

The Shed Media Group has announced an exclusive clip sales representation agreement with Screenocean the newly established business to business clip management and distribution service.

Screenocean is backed by Cambridge Imaging Systems – an innovator in the Digital Asset Management field – and provides content producers with access to thousands of hours of premium media clips.

Charlotte Street, Head of Commercial Affairs at Shed Media explained “after a great deal of in-depth research we decided that Screenocean was the best platform for the exploitation of our rich archive of clip content. The technology that drives the search facility has been developed so that researchers can search for  clips within a full programme, linked to descriptive data, maximising our secondary rights potential and making the long tail truly open and accessible.”

Tony Blake Chairman of Screenocean said “this innovative partnership with Shed brings high value and unique content to the Screenocean offer – creating a means of access  in one place for producers sourcing Shed produced content from across a range of tv channels. Shed content will be incorporated into our clip sales platform at

The deal opens up a vast range of premium content derived from prolific shows produced by companies across the Shed Media Group for a range of UK and international broadcasters and channels, including the BBC; Channel 4; ITV; and Discovery; National Geographic; and ABC in the US”

Programming in the deal comes from Wall to Wall, Ricochet, Twenty Twenty and Shed Productions across Drama, Factual Entertainment, Reality TV, Comedy and Entertainment and Documentary & Current Affairs.

Key programme brands include Footballers’ Wives, Supernanny, World’s Strictest Parents, The Genius of Design and Blood, Sweat & Takeaways.

Screenocean will offer domestic and worldwide distribution utilising its platform and sales and licensing infrastructure, with the company already handling clip sales for the Channel 4 Archive and the Digital Rights Group catalogue of programming.

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