Category Archives: Video on the Web News

News about video search sites, audiovisual archives who put their contents on the web.

The BBC’s new online archive will let you rediscover gloriously un-PC shows – but oh, the gems they’ve left out

It ain’t half frustrating, Mum! The BBC’s new online archive will let you rediscover gloriously un-PC shows – but oh, the gems they’ve left out  For telly addicts, the announcement that the BBC was throwing open the doors to its … Continue reading

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Million minutes of archive film footage goes online

Million minutes of archive film footage goes online A million minutes of archive film footage has gone online, much of it not seen for 50 years. The videos from Associated Press paint a picture of London’s changing landscape and culture. … Continue reading

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Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed?

Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed? Data is everywhere. While your photos, documents and emails for the last two decades are probably archived and accessible somewhere, your tweets, social media updates, instant messages … Continue reading

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Find Archive Film Footage Of Your Postcode

Find Archive Film Footage Of Your Postcode As part of its current Britain on Film season, the BFI has produced an interactive ‘film map’ that allows you to search for archive videos made in your local area. Tap in your postcode … Continue reading

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Fairfax Media’s valuable photo archives under threat after Rogers Photo Archive goes into receivership

Fairfax Media’s valuable photo archives under threat after Rogers Photo Archive goes into receivership Thousands of historic photos are in limbo as Fairfax Media tries to save its valuable archive after the US company that holds them went into receivership. … Continue reading

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Digital Underground

Digital Underground Who Will Make Sure The Internet’s Vast Musical Archive Doesn’t Disappear? From the Article: The advent of streaming was a game-changer for someone like Marshall, a connoisseur of older and emerging music surviving beyond mainstream. Material that once … Continue reading

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Could you be fined for illegally streaming movies or TV shows?

Could you be fined for illegally streaming movies or TV shows? Streaming and sharing unauthorised copyrighted content is illegal. Katie Morley asks what will happen to culprits who are caught You can log on to countless websites and indulge your … Continue reading

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