HBO Archives Introduces Vintage Sports Footage Available for Playback and Clip Licensing

Featuring a wide variety of sports events from 1973-84. Much of this footage has not seen since its original broadcast. Events include basketball, tennis, hockey, boxing, gymnastics and more.

Online PR News – 09-September-2013 – New York, NY – HBO Archives® announces the launch of The Vintage Sports Collection, the newest addition to its clip licensing library. This extensive collection is comprised of deep and varied sporting events from the mid-1970s through the early 1980’s. This material is available now for licensing to all types of productions, including documentaries, feature films, corporate presentations and museum exhibitions.
“The diversity of our Vintage Sports Collection comes from some of the highest profile organizations from that era. We are excited to make this memorable footage available to the production community for the first time” said Barbara Thomas, Senior Vice President, HBO Archives. The collection contains competition from the worlds of basketball, hockey, soccer, gymnastics, boxing, skating, track and field, swimming and diving, wrestling, body-building, bowling, skiing, tennis, rodeo, mixed martial arts and even national horse and dog shows.
Specific examples include basketball Hall-of-Famers, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird from their college days, three-time boxing champion – Alexis Arguello, bowling legend Earl Anthony. All-time tennis great, Martina Navratilova and Olympians Mary Lou Retton and Greg Louganis. One of the more unusual and trapped in the 70’s event, is the Gold Skate Classic. This was the leading roller skate competition at that time.
Honored with virtually every major programming award including the Emmy’s®, Oscars®, Golden Globes® and Peabody’s, HBO has long been known for its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation in live event programming, journalism and storytelling. HBO Archives is a full-service stock footage library for commercial/professional media use. In addition to The Vintage Sports Collection collection, the library also offers sports, contemporary stock, entertainment news, archival and royalty-free wildlife footage. The footage available is wide-ranging, culled from images shot around the globe covering more than three decades. Images from these impressive collections are available for licensing directly through HBO Archives.
The website offers, high-speed dual footage & text searches, as well as the ability to view and download video clips.
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