Saturday, September 11, 2010
Getty Images Continues to Strengthen Its Editorial Offering Through Partnership with McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT)
NEW YORK, September 08, 2010 - Getty Images, Inc., has signed a multi-year agreement with McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT) to license its award-winning editorial imagery from their network of McClatchy and Tribune papers. From today, the strategic relationship will provide customers around the world with access to imagery captured by one of the most-respected news conglomerates, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, and enables Getty Images to offer the most comprehensive editorial imagery for U.S. and world news, entertainment, sports, business and lifestyle.
Under the terms of the agreement, Getty Images will have rights to license to commercial and editorial outlets worldwide imagery captured daily by MCT staff and contributing photographers, in addition to more than 250,000 images contained within the MCT archive. Getty Images also has exclusive rights to manage MCT’s sports imagery for commercial purposes.
“Getty Images is an ideal distribution partner for MCT given their leadership in the digital media space and expertise in commercial sports licensing, as well as extensive global customer relationships,” said Walter F. Mahoney, senior vice president of McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
While MCT’s news service network consists of more than 600 content contributors in the United States and abroad, Getty Images will begin to represent imagery from a select group of news organizations such as The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Kansas City Star, Charlotte Observer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and expect more to join over time. On average, MCT’s network of photographers produce more than 200 images daily that document both national and global issues, along with sports, celebrities, feature stories and the day-to-day lives of ordinary people around the world. The editorial collection, with archival content to be added over time, is now available at http://www.gettyimages.com/Editorial/Frontdoor/MCT.
“Getty Images is proud to be associated with MCT and its rich history of journalistic excellence,” said Adrian Murrell, senior vice president, global editorial for Getty Images. “Their decision to partner with us is a powerful endorsement of the strength of our news, sport and entertainment photography business. We believe that this agreement benefits us all – allowing Getty Images to expand our editorial offering, MCT to optimize its resources and customers to receive a truly rich and comprehensive news photography product.”
Since the company’s inception in 1995, Getty Images has built a world-class Editorial division comprised of news, sport and entertainment imagery. The expansion has been based on a strong focus on the highest-quality photography, the creation of an all-digital offering, development of an industry-leading website, and best-in-class partners. This blend of news agency quality with wire speed, relevance and accessibility, has differentiated Getty Images – leading its editorial content to be covered across the world’s leading newspapers and magazines and earning it some of the most prestigious industry awards.
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services joins a number of media companies that have utilized Getty Images’ proprietary digital platform and expert industry knowledge. Their coverage can be viewed at www.mctdirect.com.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
About McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT) is a news and features service operated jointly by The McClatchy Company and Tribune Company. MCT provides news stories, feature articles, opinion columns, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. With more than 600 contributors in the United States and abroad and material produced by its own staff in the United States and Europe, MCT supplies content to 1,200 media clients worldwide. MCT is also a major provider of content to online information services, information resellers and college newspapers. For more information about MCT, visit www.mctdirect.com.