Thought Equity Motion partners with NBC

19 May, 2009 by IF

Press release from Tsuki

Thought Equity Motion, the world leader in providing access to high quality film, video and music content announced today it is now the content licensing agent for NBC Sports. Thought Equity Motion will license footage on behalf of NBC Sports, including premier broadcast event content such as the French Open, Kentucky Derby, Olympic Games and more. Thought Equity Motion will provide content digitisation, management, sales and licensing, allowing NBC Sports to maximise the value of its enviable content portfolio.


“We have partnered with Thought Equity Motion, an industry leader in digitising and selling content. To be able to digitise our collection of legendary sporting events and make them available globally in multiple formats is of great benefit to NBC Sports,” said Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports.

The stories inside the NBC Sports Collection are legendary. They include Barbaro’s decisive Kentucky Derby win followed by tragedy at the Preakness Stakes just weeks later, and Rafael Nadal defending his Men’s French Open Champion title for the past four years. NBC Sports’ live broadcast events are some of the most-watched in sports.

The NBC Sports Collection <> will provide producers access to 25 years of French Open play and the vivid personalities of Roger Federer and Venus Williams, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes coverage, Olympic scenic footage and athlete interviews, the Notre Dame football tradition and unforgettable college bowl games.

The Celebrity Golf Championship and Father-Son Championship feature golf icons Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and the Alli Dew Tour spotlights the best in action sports competition, including Shaun White’s domination at both the Summer and Winter Alli Dew Tours. View the collection now at

Consumers are watching more broadband video, and this growing demand is changing how producers work. Readily accessible digital content has never been more vital.

“In this new video-based Internet world, video content is king and the opportunity is huge for media companies like NBC Sports who have large collections of sought-after content,” says Kevin Schaff, CEO Thought Equity Motion. “The key to unlocking the value of this content is providing digital access and ensuring rights licensing processes are in place. Our expertise is in readying media companies; we ensure their content is accessible to producers who rely on digital workflows.”

Thought Equity Motion leads the way in giving producers immediate access to high-quality content and the tools to develop original programming faster and more cost-effectively than ever before possible.

Thought Equity Motion is the exclusive licensing agent to renowned media companies including Sony Pictures, MGM, National Geographic, the NCAA, HBO and many more. As the largest film and video rights holder in the world, Thought Equity Motion has expertise in content rights licensing and clearance.

Providing complete film and video preservation, digitisation, cataloguing, storage, sales and licensing, and online delivery, Thought Equity Motion offers a level of service no other single company can match. Thought Equity Motion is helping its content partners be among the first-to-market with innovative ways to monetise their video assets across the entire spectrum of broadband media.