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BBC Goes Wild Online
News Service Story
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has extended its online services
to launch another website, this time concentrating on the wealth of pictures
it has in its wildlife collection. The site, www.bbcwild.com
, has used the resources of the company's Natural
History Unit to provide access to over 4,000 images of birds, plants and
Pictures, which have been electronically watermarked, can be searched either
as a premium or quick fix rate and purchased online or via a CD for use in
newspapers or magazines.
Controller of commercial and business affairs for BBC Production
Chris Pye said: "We are very excited to be entering this growing
market. For the first time the BBC's Natural History Unit's immense
collection, containing some of the most unique and fascinating
photographs, will be available online for use by businesses
Online image services are growing by 20 per cent each year, making the
distribution of images via the Internet a lucrative business. The BBC's new
service will also be launched in America this summer.
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