Arrangement is a "perfect marriage" of editorial and creative imagery for customers
Seattle, WA, Aug. 23, 2011. The Associated Press (www.ap.org) and Corbis Images (www.corbisimages.com) announced a comprehensive cross-distribution partnership [sample] today that provides customers unprecedented access to more than 10 million images covering an unparalleled range of breaking news, sports and entertainment, archival and creative images.
The strategic alliance combines the strengths of two of the world's leading organizations for compelling and authoritative imagery globally.
Corbis, a privately held company based in Seattle, will make available more than 5 million of its world-leading collection of creative, documentary, archival, fine art and current events imagery. Together, AP and Corbis will provide the market the most comprehensive, end-to-end editorial offering available today across all subjects and industry verticals.
"Putting together AP's award-winning collection of breaking news and other editorial photography with Corbis' extraordinary collection of creative and historical imagery provides a perfect marriage of choice for our customers," said Tom Curley, AP president and CEO. "It means unprecedented access to the most far-reaching, complete collections available anywhere."
"Corbis believes in the future of the media business, and our partnership with The Associated Press marks another major milestone in our company's commitment to providing customers with the most compelling and differentiated content offering in the market today," said Corbis' CEO, Gary Shenk. "Corbis now provides not only the broadest selection of breaking news, sports and entertainment content, but an unparalleled collection of archival imagery spanning the entire history of photography."
Corbis has traditionally led the industry in advertising, commercial and archival images, while The Associated Press is the industry leader in breaking news, sports and entertainment, and an archival news photo collection dating back more than 90 years. Under the agreement, Corbis images will be available on AP Images' portal, www.apimages.com, and AP photographs will be available on the Corbis website at www.corbisimages.com. These collections will be available on the two sites beginning in early October to customers in the United States.
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.
About Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images to help the creative community produce distinctive work for web sites, magazines, newspapers, books, television, and films. Corbis Images serves its global customer base through its renowned Sales & Service teams and its fast, intuitive web site at www.corbisimages.com. Corbis has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries.