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Archive Video

The world's leading source of archive video footage

Access over 1.7 million news video stories dating back to 1895, sourced from AP's own coverage and our premium content partners

Broadcast-quality video

AP Archive's collection includes fully digitized compilations in broadcast quality and HD

Unrivaled collection

1.7 million stories covering over 100 years of news, entertainment, lifestyle, politics and sports

Daily footage updates

Hours of new footage is added daily from AP's global newsgathering network

Our archive collection

Enrich your stories with our in-depth collections of current and historic footage

Extensive footage

We have footage on topics ranging from hard news, politics, and natural disasters to entertainment, red-carpet arrivals, and lifestyle. This includes footage that’s exclusive to AP with our restoration projects ensuring you have access to rare and previously unseen video. We also represent a series of global video partners including ever-expanding collections from ABC News and CelebrityFootage and complete collections from the likes of TV-am and British Movietone.

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Archive of Charles and Diana's wedding

Iconic collections

Our collection includes British Movietone's newsreel - arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive. British Movietone was the first newsreel to feature sound, the first to use color film, and the first to break many of the big news stories that shaped our history. Spanning 1895 - 1986, the collection includes over 2,200 hours of fully-digitized footage and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science and lifestyle.

Current news and events

In addition to historic news stories, we also cover recent news and current events. Up to five hours of recently filmed footage is added daily from AP's global newsgathering network giving you access to ongoing news stories from around the world. Recent additions to the archive include footage of the war in Syria and resulting migrant crisis, U.K.'s Brexit negotiations, and President Trump's U.S. and overseas engagements.

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