The perfect footage at
the right price

The CNN Collection is the content licensing division of CNN Worldwide.

We are your production partner for archived footage, delivering a wider variety of topical content at a greater value.With a library drawing from more than 3 million assets, the CNN Collection offers clips across popular categories like crime and justice, weather, military, politics and more. If it’s newsworthy, CNN has it.


Our diverse team includes licensing veterans, research and archive professionals, media producers, filmmakers, and career creatives with a background in television broadcast, non-fiction and documentary production, and narrative filmmaking. Together, the CNN Collection team specializes in helping fiction and non-fiction storytellers — in every medium — establish and frame their narrative with footage that spans from the early 1980s to today’s biggest global and local news coverage.

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If you have questions about our services, would like to find out more about volume discounts, or would like to license CNN branded footage, we can help.

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When it comes to “the art of storytelling,” CNN Collection is your production partner.  We listen, ask the right questions and thoroughly research our vast collection for that perfect clip to fit your story. This collaborative experience is why our clients call us first when starting a new project.

CNN Collection clients include major and independent film and multimedia production companies. The CNN Collection can often be seen in feature films, television shows, museums, educational materials, music videos, advertising commercials, and other public outlets. In addition to servicing major clients, is a full-featured e-commerce platform that allows marketers, bloggers, and the general consumer to quickly search, preview and purchase stock footage with just a credit card.

A large portion of the CNN Collection library is digitized and available in High Definition (HD) with the remaining library available in archival quality via digital delivery.

Contact us today and tell about your footage needs. You’ll be delighted with the experience.

Our clients often consider CNN Collection researchers an extension of their team – this creates an environment for better storytelling, faster workflow, and generally a much more efficient production.

Why the CNN Collection?

The CNN Collection can help you:

Build credibility for your project

By working with the world’s news leader, you get access not only to our news archives, but also to award-winning content from our branded series and platforms.

Get your footage – fast

Through our website,, you can search, preview, download and purchase footage faster than ever before.  Register on the website to create free comps and to organize and share items using your personal clip bins.

Maximize your budget

Shoot the footage that matters most to your production, and leave the rest to us. Through CNN, you can access footage from otherwise cost-prohibitive locations. And we offer volume-based pricing if you need more than a couple of clips.

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Visit the CNN Collection website to start browsing for footage.

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