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In Video Active the European television history was depicted via a freely accessible website.

NCRV television, Roland Wagter. Source: Pot, Harry / Anefo, Nationaal Archief.

In Video Active the European television history is shown on one freely accessible website. The project is a collaboration between 14 European audiovisual archives, a number of universities and software developers. Video Active contains >10,000 videos, photos and articles about European television history and is linked to Europeana. The site is available in more than 10 languages and contains video material in almost every European language. Unique about the project is the use of one standard in the field of metadata and copyrights and the offering of material that places a television item in a broader context, such as photographs and articles.

The project was funded by the eContentplus program of the European Commission and is the predecessor of EUscreen.

Project partners

Sound and Vision, Utrecht University, BBC (UK), Danmarks Radio (DK), Deutsche Welle (DE), John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Centre (HU), Instuto Luce (IT), National Technical University of Athens (GR), Noterik Multimedia (NL), Österreichischer Rundfunk (AT), Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (BE), Royal Holloway, University of London (UK), Swedish Audiovisual Archive (SE), Televisio de Catalunya (ES), Institute National de l’Audiovisuel (FR), Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (BE), Moving Image Communications (UK).