a new digital archive: “EU Screen Online”: thousands of TV clips from across Europe now available

British Universities Film & Video Council Media Release
Access to thousands of TV clips from across Europe now available following UK launch of online portal 
London, 13 December 2011: More than 10,000 items of archived TV footage from 17 European countries are now available via the EUscreen online portal.  EUscreen ? the result of a groundbreaking collaboration with 36 partners across Europe ? provides a uniquely rich and exciting insight into Europe?s television heritage with content dating from the 1920s until today.
The portal includes a range of audiovisual content, including rare footage, such as an interview with EASY RIDER (1969) stars Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, and news footage and commentary on key events in history, including an interview with Martin Luther King (1962) about racial discrimination in the US.  By the end of September 2012, there will be around 30,000 items of digital content freely available on the portal as the European providers continue to add carefully selected material.
The EUscreen portal will be valuable to a wide range of cultural, educational and recreational users and will be of particular significance to those interested in European cultural, social or broadcast history.  The expansive footage has also proved popular as a learning aid for foreign language students, with clips available in 15 languages.
The portal provides a wide variety of user-tested standardised functionalities and a simple navigation system to allow users to easily search and browse the expanding collection. Explore the EUscreen portal here: http://www.euscreen.eu/

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