SONUMA and Ina team up to share 60 years of memorable RTBF footage on Ina MEDIAPRO
Ina MEDIAPRO is the platform that provides access to INA video and audio content for media and non-media professionals. It has succeeded in attracting more than 16,000 professionals from all over the world, and focusing their attention on collections held or marketed by INA.
Shortly to celebrate its first 10 years of digital experience, Ina MEDIAPRO is now becoming a portal that enables other sources, in addition to INA, to gain access to this high-performance tool with a wide range of functions.
The first partner to use this launch pad to increase its visibility, SONUMA will thus be able to promote its content, include its offering in the Ina MEDIAPRO editorial, and be “searched” by all the registered professionals, who in turn will be able to draw on an even broader offering…
The SONUMA archives bear the hallmark of Belgium’s cultural identity:
Sonuma was founded in 2009 to preserve, restore, digitise and enhance thousands of hours of RTBF radio and television programmes produced since 1953.
Although much of this heritage has been conserved, today it is under threat: the materials are deteriorating, technologies are advancing, player systems are being phased out, formats are changing, and sometimes there is a shortage of tools for continuing to view or listen to the content. This is why the Walloon Region, the French Community of Belgium and RTBF have teamed up in an initiative to safeguard this unique heritage. SONUMA (SOciété de NUMérisation et de commercialisation des Archives audiovisuelles) was born out of this determination to conserve, digitise and enhance the many traces of the past.
It intends to apply an archiving model that meets current international standards, in the light of exchanges about experience already gained in neighbouring countries, particularly with INA in France.
Bearing testimony to the major international events of the 20th century (news stories and social issues, interviews and performances by major personalities from the worlds of music, film and literature), the archives provide living testimony to the key events of our time.
They bear the imprint not only of Belgium’s cultural identity, but also of the collective memory shared beyond the country’s frontiers.
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