Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) and Getty Images Inc jointly announced that Getty Images will be the exclusive worldwide third-party distributor of all imagery owned by DATG. According to the press release there is an increasing demand from “editorial customers for imagery that captures everything from behind the scenes to exclusive celebrity portraiture across DATG’s award-winning programming.”
From the release:
Under the terms of the agreement, Getty Images will have exclusive third-party rights for marketing the DATG images to editorial users to promote the extensive lineup of programming across DATG’s various properties such as ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment Group, ABC News, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Hyperion Publishing and SOAPnet, which feature well known and successful shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Hannah Montana,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “All My Children,” “General Hospital,” “Good Morning America” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” among others.
“Getty Images is honored to have been chosen to distribute DATG’s photographic collection which features today’s premier television entertainers,” said Roxanne Motamedi, vice president of Entertainment, North America for Getty Images. “Getty Images is committed to providing the most comprehensive Entertainment coverage to our customers around the world. We view DATG’s choice of Getty Images as its exclusive third-party distributor as a powerful endorsement of the progress we have made in building our Entertainment business and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”