MACE now commercially licenses extracts of its ITV regional news collection


We were recently granted the right to licence the ITV regional collection of news we hold to commercial organisations, including television productions.

This regional collection, a mix of 16mm film and tape inserts, that were originally broadcast between live studio links, consists of news reports from Midlands News (1956 to 1969), ATV Today (1964 to 1981) and Central News (1982 to 1990).

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The collection covers a wide area, including all the twelve counties of the East & West Midlands as well as some areas of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. From specific reports of big events and news stories that occurred from the 1950s to 1980s to generic shots of landscapes, towns & cities, fashions and public opinion, the collection can be used illustratively beyond the Midlands and the UK.

With our simple browse tool on our website at http://www.macearchive.org you can search over 51,000 catalogue entries online (and watch over 4000 video clips) and create a list of material you would like to download as MPEG4 files. We can then provide you a quotation for the transfer of material to MPEG4 and advise you of the cost of broadcast quality files and licensing should you wish to use the material.

MACE’s Archive Sales Team are Emma Morley and Eliza Richardson. We pride ourselves on good communication and working efficiently to our client’s deadlines. We are a small, well organised team at MACE. As a charity we have a variety of funded project work scheduled into our transfer suite, but we will always do our best to provide material to a tight deadline if we can, and keep client’s informed of progress.

Eliza Richardson (left) and Emma Morley (right) outside MACE's offices at the University of Lincoln.

Eliza Richardson (left) and Emma Morley (right) outside MACE’s offices at the University of Lincoln.

If you are an archive researcher/producer or commercial organisation looking for footage that has been rarely, possibly never, seen since broadcast, please do get in touch with us at info@macearchive.org or by calling 01522 837750 to see if we can help with your footage requirements.

We have a number of regular clients who are very happy with our service:

‘With a wealth of interesting footage and a keen determination from the team to help you find it, MACE has quickly become an essential archive for me.’John Smith, Archive Producer

‘I use MACE regularly. The team are always incredibly helpful and can provide high quality footage quickly and efficiently with the utmost level of professionalism.’Mark Dandridge, Archive Producer

Not for Profit Use

We also have years of experience of providing digital files and DVDs for use in not-for-profit projects, exhibitions and short films, and can provide discounted rates for use of material.

If you work in the public sector, for a community group, museum or library or are an independent filmmaker producing a not-for-profit film, take a look at our online catalogue and contact us for more information on our transfer and usage fees.

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