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Getty Partners With Oculus For VR Experience

Photo agency Getty Images has partnered with VR pioneer Oculus to launch Getty 360 View. The project will see VR users getting access to immersive 360-degree photos from Getty’s cachet of over 80m images. The service will also be compatible with...

Read More22 Jun 15
Eye-To-Eye – Our Top 10 Interviews In 2013

We put ourselves about a bit in 2013. The StrategyEye team has rubbed shoulders with veteran venture capitalists, senior execs at some of the most significant players in digital media and entrepreneurs at pioneering startups turning traditional...

Read More02 Jan 14
INTERVIEW: “Social media’s a great opportunity, but also a great challenge” - Getty Images

You might not associate Getty Images with social media, but the two are increasingly important to each other. With imagery becoming the primary currency on social networks, Getty finds itself more and more in demand. Here, the firm’s head of social...

Read More18 Nov 13
Pinterest dodges copyright complaints with Getty tie-up

Pinterest is linking up with Getty images to fix issues around copyright infringement. Pineterest has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Getty for access to its large media recourses to help identify photographers. Getty owns the rights to around 80m...

Read More28 Oct 13
INTERVIEW: Getty Images' social media strategy

As Facebook and Twitter recognise and the recent successes of Pinterest and Instagram illustrate the importance of imagery in social media continues to grow. Image library Getty Images is attempting to make its mark in this space, launching the Feed,...

Read More25 Jan 13
SoundCloud teams up with Getty Images to offer music licences

SoundCloud users such as DJs and musicians will now be able to license their tracks commercially on the site as part of the firm's new partnership with photo and digital media company Getty Images. Artists can now add a ‘license' button created by...

Read More09 Oct 12
Carlyle Group buys Getty Images for USD3.3bn

Private equity firm Carlyle Group is buying picture agency Getty Images from Hellman & Friedman in a deal worth at USD3.3bn. Carlyle will take a controlling stake in the company, while the Getty family, which founded in the agency in 1995, will increase...

Read More16 Aug 12
Getty Images joins forces with Daylife and invests USD4m

Visual content creator and distributor Getty Images is partnering with news aggregator Daylife to create a new range of SmartMedia products that allow customers to easily incorporate visual content onto their websites. Getty also invested USD4m into the...

Read More17 Sep 09
iStockPhoto revenues continue to climb

Getty-owned photography site iStockphoto is launching a new premium collection and is set to generate more than USD200m in revenue this year, according to COO Kelly Thomson. Stockphoto, which provides royalty free images at low prices sourced over the...

Read More25 Jun 09
Getty Images set to buy ITN

Picture agency Getty Images is in talks to take a controlling stake in news producer ITN, which makes news programmes for Channel 4 and ITV. Both broadcasters would retain minority stakes in the company if a deal with Getty goes ahead, according to the...

Read More21 May 09
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