The National Audiovisual Institute (Ina)

Key figures
12 000 000 of television and radio documents
1 000 000 hours of content available for sale
1 200 000 photos
120 radio and television channels and 13,000 media websites under Legal Deposit 
560 training courses 
3 000 professionals and 250 students trained every year 
60 produced and co-produced every year

130 DVD and 250 CD published 

About Ina

France's national audiovisual institute (Ina), founded in 1975, is the world's leading resource for digitised audiovisual content. Its remit is to collect, preserve and share France's audiovisual heritage.

A public cultural enterprise soundly anchored in the 21st century, Ina enhances the value of its image and sound collections by putting them in context and making them available to the widest possible audience. Ina develops its offers and services to meet the expectations of its users and customers both in France and internationally.


Ina makes more than one million hours of programmes available for professional users on

On its public website,, Ina also makes 43,000 hours available to the general public, and offers subscriptions for videos on demand providing unrestricted viewing of 20,000 different documents.

The Institute is also an active player in the audiovisual sector, producing or co-producing films, and supporting new forms of writing and new formats notably through its support for transmedia projects.


Ina collects and preserves over 110 years worth of radio documents and over 100 years of film and audiovisual documents that form our collective memory.

In charge of the Legal Deposit for audiovisual content and French web media, Ina captures and digitises 120 public and private radio and television channels and 13,000 media websites.

Ina offers students, teachers and researchers many different ways of accessing its collections in its Ina THEQUE consultation centres, partner libraries and film and media centres all over France.

Training and expertise 

The Institute is one of the leading establishments offering higher education and professional training in the audiovisual and new media professions.
Ina teams bring their various areas of expertise together in a unique service offering advice and expertise to meet the requirements of local communities, companies, and international markets.


Ina is a key player in technological innovation and is well established as a laboratory for research and experimentation.

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