May 20, 2022

Update: Access More Than 14,000 Historic TV Clips From Across Europe (Free)

From JISC:

Over 14,000 items of archived TV footage from 17 European countries are now available via the EUscreen online portal.

EUscreen – the result of collaboration between 36 partners across Europe – provides a rich insight into Europe’s television heritage with content dating from the 1920s to the present day.

The portal includes rare footage and commentary on key events in history, including a 1962 interview with Martin Luther King about racial discrimination in the US.

John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway and principal investigator on the EUscreen project, said: “This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in social history or indeed TV history, as it brings together tens of thousands of clips from across Europe. The portal is available to anyone (not only academics) and it is very easy to get absorbed and spend hours browsing all of the footage.”

The expansive footage has also proved popular as a learning aid for foreign language students, with clips available in 14 languages.

Note: We ran several searches and had no problems viewing the video using a U.S. IP address.

Direct to EUscreen Daatabase

A powerful advanced search interface is available.
Limit your search by genre, provider, year, broadcaster, and more.

Read the Complete Post from JISC

See Also: EUscreen Portal Formally Launched, Europe’s Television Heritage Online (October 21, 2011)

See Also: EU: TV Archives Join Linked Open Data Movement (September 29, 2011)

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