More than 3,000 hours of archived film spanning 100 years of news will be made available to UK universities online, as part of a new agreement with ITN.
Mark Browning, currently currently Heart programme director, is to join ITN to head its multimedia commercial activities.
ITN On is the first UK news provider to partner Dailymotion and will provide five video channels for the site.
The ITN News channel on the site will feature breaking news videos and YouNews, a daily show compiling the most watched news stories and online video content.
A daily environmental news programme will also be produced by ITN for Dailymotion.
The T3 Gadget Show, produced in association with T3 magazine, and Gamerzine TV will be produced as part of a games and gadgets channel.
In addition, channels called OMG and This Is Genius featuring ‘quirky’ videos, clips from ITN’s video archive, music news and interviews, and a celebrity programme, will also be provided.
Pictures of ITN’s recently revamped newsroom.
ITN On, the multimedia arm of ITN, has launched its first programme made especially for mobile.
Gamerzine TV – produced in partnership with digital publisher Cranberry Publishing – will be a 90-second mobile show featuring gaming news, reviews and tips. A three minute version for online outlets will also be produced, a press release from the company said.
The programme will be available on ITN’s YouTube channel, Joost, Blinkx and through network provider Orange’s new mobile service Zap!
The network and production companies making programmes for Al Jazeera will have access to footage from Channel 4, Reuters, Granada and ITN as part of the deal.
The agreement covers both transmission on the Al Jazeera Network and through online outlets, including its YouTube channel, for five years.