10 January 2012

EU Screen Portal - lost TV archives from across Europe

EUscreen is a new online portal, providing free access to thousands of items of archive TV footage.

It offers
videos, stills, texts and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives, from the early 1900s to the present day.

It results from a groundbreaking collaboration of 36 partners from 19 countries, including the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC).

Content can be used in many different ways - in teaching and research programmes; for exploring popular and social history, the history of Europe and the history of television; by providing new and exciting insights into Europe’s TV heritage; by offering news and commentary on key events in history, etc.

NB: EUscreen is also very valuable as a language-teaching tool - it offers a wealth of news footage and programmes in over 15 languages, including French, German, Italian and Greek - and can help with pronunciation practice and listening skills

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