1. Questions on content

All the programmes broadcast by France’s public radio stations and television channels from 1891 to the present day, the Actualités Françaises newsreels collection from 1940 to 1969, and numerous partner collections, such as those of AFP, TF1 and the CIO.

For further information, see: Ina’s television and newsreel collections, Ina’s radio collections, Ina’s partner collections.

It is possible to carry out a search on all the radio and television archives without being accredited.

But if you want to consult the detailed documentary note, and view or listen to it, you must be accredited and authenticated.

For non-digitised television and radio documents, you have access to a text description, and you may request that they be digitised. This is done within 48 hours for documents in a video format, and can take up to 3 months for documents on film.

The digitisation of radio documents requires several days. 

Ina holds the operating rights for television and radio programmes produced by France Télévisions channels and Radio France, according to the devolution regulations laid down by French law, and in compliance with intellectual property law. 

These conditions are specified in the paragraph entitled Audiovisual and sound collections managed by Ina in General conditions of use.

Ina also holds the marketing rights governing its partner collections.

The content that you order from Ina MEDIAPRO may require legal analysis and the release of operating rights, before it can be delivered. Our sales and legal teams are available to ensure that you enjoy our images in the best conditions possible (Contacts).

Yes, this can be done in conditions that are defined by mutual agreement.

In the documentary notes, click on the note number indicated in the Original programme link.
Using the same process, you can also find:

- the programmes from which theme-based clips are taken;

- the news programme from which a new items is taken.

These are rushes in newsreel archives, i.e. sequences from the Actualités Françaises collection, which have not been edited.

Two possibilities:

- Simple search – enter the number in the empty field, and click on OK.

- Advanced Search - enter the number and specify that you want to launch a search on the “No. of documentary note” field.

For a detailed estimate, please get in touch with your usual Ina sales contact.

2. Questions on authorisation

The service is intended for audiovisual professionals working on projects that incorporate Ina documents, and hence potential buyers of content operating rights (clips or programmes in their original format): researchers, producers, journalists, authors, directors, broadcasters, publishers, programmers, art departments, communicators, marketers, set designers, etc.

The collections managed by Ina are subject to French intellectual property law. Therefore, they cannot be available for open consultation on the Internet.

If you are a professional, you can ask to be accredited by completing a registration form.

A member of the Ina sales team will contact you (Contacts), and if the service meets your requirements, will provide you with personal access.

Being accredited gives you a profile with a certain number of rights: to listen, to view, and to send a shopping basket, to download time-coded files, …

To see the rights associated with your profile, click on “My preferences” once you have been accredited, and go to “My authorisations”.

3. Technical questions

PC/browsers: Firefox 46 or later, Chrome 51 or later.

PC/operating systems: Windows 7 or later.

Mac/browsers: Safari 9 or later, Firefox 49 or later, Chrome 51 or later.

Mac/operating systems: OSX 10.9 or later.

Viewing is in Mpeg4 (H264) at around 600 kbit/second, and listening is in Mp3 at around 256 kbit/second, using an html5 reader. High-speed access is recommended for comfortable use.

The speaking clock is only on one of the two sound tracks of certain television programme files.

To turn it off, click on the volume icon while viewing.

Then click on the channel icon.  This will enable you to adjust the volume of the two tracks separately. You will then only have to lower the volume of the track that features the speaking clock.

If you select a document in your shopping basket that features the speaking clock, please let us know at the “Project” stage in the field entitled “Description of the archives required, and comments”, so that the sound is not copied on to the documents delivered.

This is not possible, however, for time-coded downloads, as the coding of these files is totally automatic, and tracks featuring the speaking clock cannot be detected automatically.

The Ina MEDIAPRO database contains several million documentary notes, some of which are updated on a daily basis. It would clearly not be conceivable to have all these notes translated by a translator. An automatic translation system has therefore been installed to put the content of the documentary notes into English.

Key into the request forms the keywords or expressions you are searching for in English. The search engine will translate them into French, and display the English translation in the list of results and in each documentary note.

When you key in a search by keyword, for example, cats, the automatic translation system translates this word into French word. To indicate to the search engine that it should not translate the words or the expression you are searching for, put them into square brackets [cats].

You can choose your preferred carrier, or format, in your shopping basket prior to delivery.

For television programmes and clips from programmes, you may specify the broadacast-quality viewing format (Beta Num, Beta SP, DVCam, FTP Push or FTP Pull). For viewing purposes, you can ask to download files with embedded time codes.

For radio programmes or excerpts from radio programmes, the delivery possibilities are: audio CDs, DVD files or Wave files.

In both cases, Ina will deliver digital files intended for diffusion in Mpeg2 format on an FTP server.

In the case of an FTP Pull, the delivery is made on an Ina FTP server. You will receive an e-mail with links to the files requested, and can then download them on to your own computer.

In the case of an FTP Push, the delivery is made to your FTP server, when it is available. For this method of delivery, you should get in touch with your usual Ina sales contact beforehand to give them certain information, including the address of your FTP server.  

1. Log in and identify yourself on Ina MEDIAPRO.

2. Create your clips by placing your IN and OUT time codes.

3. In the clip-creating software, click on “Time-coded files download”.

4. Or, once your clips have been saved in a search file or shopping basket, click on “Copy the selection” to “Downloading time-coded files”.

5.In your download basket, fill in the delivery information down to the final confirmation.

6.An email will be sent to you as soon as the file has been coded. The download of your clips in mp4 can then begin. They are available for downloading for 7 days.