As of June 2007 two new associate members have joined the Video Active project.
These new partners are the Flemish Radio- and Television Network (VRT) in Belgium and the footage library Moving Image Communications Ltd in the UK.
The VRT is the public broadcasting network of the Flemish Community in Belgium, which objective is to ‘reach a maximum number of viewers and listeners with a range of programmes which excite and satisfy the interest of viewers and listeners.’ Moving Image Communications Ltd is a major footage library based in Kent in England, which has been operational in the field of film footage library services since 1994. The collections consist of approximately 16,000 hours covering a wide range of subjects, both archival and contemporary.
By welcoming these new partners Video Active will offer an even richer collection of television heritage to the Video Active portal, to be launched this fall.
VRT and Moving Image Communications Ltd will both sign a special contract becoming associate member to the project and agree upon providing a minimum number of assets to the portal, available for online viewing.
The project encourages other content providers to join as well to become associate member.