The News 12 Advantage
From sailing on the Atlantic to shopping at the mall, the News 12 Long Island video library features a treasure trove of
sought-after material that FILM Archives Inc. licenses for use in corporate videos, commercials, EPKs,
television shows, documentaries, web videos, and internet presentations. Recent News 12 video users include
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, THE DAILY SHOW, MTV, LATE SHOW WITH DAVID
LETTERMAN, THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL, and many others.
‘Highly Versatile and Accessible News Source’
"In News 12 clients find a highly versatile and accessible source
for daily news and lifestyle video," said FILM Archives president Mark Trost.
And unlike news libraries "whose staff has never viewed much of the
material, our researchers have personally screened the footage and can give
clients precise descriptions." Requested shots can be delivered to the
customer's office or editing suite instamtly via the web, he added.
News 12 currently has over 10,000 hours of contemporary video.
Airing since December 15, 1986, the archive includes more than 20,000 stories. As many as 120 new
stories (six hours) are added each week. Besides documenting every major news
story, the library captures the gamut of contemporary life often missing from
"News 12 is a unique resource for lifestyle footage and local events that simply can't be obtained from other
collections," Trost said. "You've got people shopping at the mall,
kids playing soccer in the park, people doing their last-minute taxes at the
Post Office, and of course, those perennially popular July 4th backyard
barbecues and parades down Main Street."
News 12's most requested material reflects stories the news service broke first:
The devastation of Superstorm Sandy; the mysterious events on Plum Island; the enduring Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuoco saga;
the LIRR gunman attack and trial; the crash of TWA Flight 800, and the story of accused parent killer Martin Tankleff.
FILM Archives maintains all News 12 Long Island video at its Manhattan offices. The company
meticulously indexes each shot, topic and story covered by the cable
channel, enabling researchers to quickly determine availability of desired
material. If the requested topic is available, clients can receive a same-day
web video of the footage. Visit Cablevision
for more information about News 12 Long Island, or find News 12 clips from our library using the search box on this page.
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