Welcome to CONUS
A diverse video archive, both contemporary and historical, available to license.
CONUS was born in the 1980s through its pioneering work in the development of the satellite uplink truck as a newsgathering tool (in recognition of that work the first SNG truck (CONUS-1) is one of the major exhibits at the national museum dedicated to news, the Newseum). This technological breakthrough allowed local television stations nationwide to provide live coverage from across the U.S., and easily exchange video with others. These capabilities were at the core of the CONUS News Service that, in addition to expediting live transmissions, provided footage exchanges and coordinated coverage of major news events such as hurricanes and earthquakes, political conventions, and other breaking news of the day. CONUS had regional news bureaus across the U.S., including a full production bureau in Washington, D.C., which allowed in depth coverage of the White House, Congress and the Pentagon. CONUS also operated the 24-hour per day “All News Channel” for more than 12 years. At the end of 2002, CONUS undertook a restructuring that led to a cessation of newsgathering operations, but licensing of the video gathered over those two decades continues today through the CONUS Archive.
The CONUS Archive continues to be a “go to” resource for video and footage licensing for True Crime series, news programming, documentaries, caught on tape shows as well as many other kinds of media productions. New content is routinely added as we continue to uncover footage from our current in-house holdings as well as adding new content from our sister news stations and collections we represent. CONUS has a breadth of imagery available starting with historic film taken from the late 1800s, with our primary collection of U.S. domestic news. We offer free research and free screeners, which is attractive when you don’t have time to search the CONUS holdings yourself. We offer some of the most competitive license rates in the business with simple to understand rights packages and low minimums that are unique to CONUS. If you would like CONUS to be your licensing agent we can represent your collection and save you the hassle of dealing with requests, legal jargon, collections and delivery. We will make your collection searchable 24/7 to the world, with screeners that can be accessed through our online database that can be found at Footage.net (www.Footage.net). Contact us today with your needs!
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The CONUS Archive can help you preserve your 16mm and 35mm film, offering technical expertise in digitizing and color correction. Time is quickly running out on many films, with source material deteriorating and obsolete playback machines disappearing. Left alone some footage will never be viewable again. CONUS can help your images survive.