March 25, 2014

Reuters Launches Reuters Access, Making Its Best Archival Photos and Footage Available Through a New E-commerce Website

NEW YORK – Today Reuters, one of the world’s largest multimedia news providers, launches Reuters Access, a one-stop self-service e-commerce site offering the rights to Reuters best archival pictures and video for sale directly to small and medium sized customers in the United States. Now, book and magazine publishers, bloggers, educators, small businesses and not-for-profit companies will have the opportunity to purchase for editorial use original, high-quality photography and video content taken by Reuters award-winning photographers and video crews working around the world. Reuters Access features more than 26,000 exceptional photos from the last 15 years and 6,000 videos, some of which date back to the 19th century. 

With just a few clicks of a mouse, publishers can purchase a single image or video, or many multiple, depending on their needs, and content is delivered instantly. Covering subjects ranging from general and political, sports and business, to entertainment and lifestyle, Reuters Access makes both digital and non-digital rights available for customers. Prices are per image or video and photo prices are determined by the resolution requested and the type of rights that are granted. Other features include a rewards program through which customers can earn points to be used to redeem Reuters Access content, and Lightboxes that enable users to organize their favorite files based on specific topics or projects they are working on. There are plans to make more material available and expand into different regions, as well as make content available for commercial use via Reuters Access in the future. 

"While our large publishing customers across the globe will continue to enjoy enterprise-level access to our content coupled with unmatched client support and service, now smaller businesses can get Reuters award-winning photography and video via an easy to use, elegant, and self-service e-commerce solution," said Jason Fox, Reuters global head, product, technology and program management. 

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest international multimedia news providers, reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters 2,600 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations and directly to consumers on

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