All3Media Clip Sales Inks Deal with Open Media


All3Media Clip Sales has signed a deal with Open Media to license and distribute clips from its catalog.

Launched over 30 years ago, Open Media has a vast collection of titles, including the hit late-night talk show After Dark, which it produced for Channel 4 in the ’80s and ’90s. The series featured a wide array of guests, from American feminist writer Kate Millett and English actor Oliver Reed to American singer and activist Harry Belafonte and Nelson Mandela’s lawyer.

In addition to After Dark, the Open Media catalog includes the magic show The Secret Cabaret, Andrew Neil’s interview series Is This Your Life, the lecture series Opinions and documentary specials such as Mossad: The Spy Machine.

The back catalog features an array of entertainment shows, documentaries and factual specials, and its archive has now been fully digitized by the British Film Institute. Archive credits already include Faking It: Jimmy Savile (discovery+) and Hating Peter Tatchell (Netflix).

The collection spans decades of cultural and societal change and features Prime Ministers, film stars, sports icons, music idols, astronauts, socialites, leading businessmen and so many more.

All3Media Clip Sales launched late last year to represent All3Media’s extensive clip content collection and to partner with external party rights holders to represent their catalogs on a searchable platform.

The Open Media archive collection is now available on the All3Media Clip Sales online platform.

“We are delighted to be working with Open Media on this important collection,” said Dale Grayson and Kay Page, joint heads of rights and policy at All3Media. “It is a unique resource which documents over three decades of seismic cultural change. I am sure our customers will relish this treasure trove of incredible archive content.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Dale and Kay at All3Media Clip Sales, and we look forward to connecting with more researchers, producers, directors and archivists,” said Sebastian Cody, CEO of Open Media. “We have an unsurpassed collection of world figures speaking candidly about an array of topics. We hold disturbing and compelling interview footage of Jimmy Savile and rare archive of Peter Sutcliffe’s father. In addition, we have footage of decades of iconic interviews with everyone from Sinéad O’Connor to Harry Belafonte, the man who ruined Oppenheimer’s career to the key players in the Watergate scandal. Plus, astronauts, a man attacked by aliens and everything in between.”