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Video clips have been tagged to all topics in the UK AQA curriculum, National Curriculum and the Universal Curriculum. This process is ongoing as we ingest new content and match against curricula in other markets.

The bo video platform provides access to more than 1.8 million rights-cleared or low rights risk video clips from some of the most respected content libraries in the world.

Getty Images

Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content. Getty has continued to drive the industry forward with breakthrough licensing models, digital media management tools and a comprehensive offering of creative and editorial imagery, footage and music.

Associated Press

AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press – the world’s largest and oldest news agency. The collection includes over 1.7 million global news and entertainment stories dating back to 1895. Hours of new footage are added daily with coverage from AP’s global news gathering network. If an event happens anywhere in the world, you can be sure that AP covers it.

British Movietone

British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 – 1986. Shot on 35mm film, this global archive contains many of the world’s enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science and lifestyle. It was the first newsreel to include sound, the first to use colour film and the first to break many exclusive stories.


Bloomberg Television is an American-based international cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by Bloomberg L.P. It is distributed globally, reaching over 310 million homes worldwide. It is primarily headquartered in New York City, with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong.

Global ImageWorks

Global ImageWorks (GIW) represents footage from award-winning film-makers, cinematographers, correspondents and production companies. The GIW archive contains both deep content and stock shots. Contemporary and historic footage includes: 9/11 Archives, Aerials, Animation, Climate Change, Destinations, Entertainment & Variety Shows, Extreme Sports, Extreme Weather, Fire/Rescue, Global Conflict, Home Movies, Interviews, Lifestyle, Music, Pop Culture, Playback, Re-enactments, Rock n’ Roll & Hip Hop, Science & Technology, Time Lapse, Underwater and stunning Nature & Wildlife.


SNTV is the world's leading sports video news agency. They have dedicated 18 years to providing clients with the best quality sports video content, from highlights of the greatest international sporting events down to the most niche of sports. As the most experienced sports news video agency, SNTV continue to set the standard as the most premium quality provider of fast, relevant and newsworthy sports news and event highlights.


BBC Worldwide Learning

BBC Worldwide Learning is a division of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. They are a provider of premium short-form educational videos. bo has access to the Attenborough collection of award-winning natural history programming, offering definitive scientific stories of the natural world.

Sustainable Business Consulting

Sustainable Business Consulting (SBC) is one of the world’s foremost providers of business solutions through video, with a wide range of content designed to help companies achieve their sustainability goals. SBC videos provide concise and relevant information to develop strategies that reflect specific company cultures and implementation plans.


Featuring some of the world’s top businesspeople, XKA’s collection of interviews delivers relevant and sophisticated business advice covering a range of different fields. Through manageable and memorable stories, this content is designed to help people in all areas of business improve performance levels by learning from some of the most experienced and adaptable leaders.


engvid’s content allows English language learners of a range of different abilities to learn English with hundreds of video lessons presented by experienced native-speaker teachers. Classes cover English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more.


Enzoology's Exploration Nation series investigates scientific concepts in energetic and attractive episodes, narrated and presented by children. Videos feature experiments and interviews with experts in the fields of conservation, ecology, aerodynamics and motor sport.


Odesie provides short, memorable instructional videos designed to meet the training requirement of a diverse range of jobs and industries. Resources predominantly cover engineering, technology and manufacturing, taking viewers through tools and skills that are essential to the workplace.


Bulbul Apps is a leading provider of fairytale and nursery rhyme stories for children, with playful animations designed for preschool and primary learners.

ShortCuts TV

Video courses from the ShortCuts TV collection are tailor-made to improve revision practice. Here, collections include psychology and sociology material for secondary school and higher education, with explanations and contexts for key curriculum topics.


KarisLearn are a popular source for instructional videos in mathematics, with collections covering the basic principles of maths in easy-to-digest chapters.


The Bridgeman library delivers beautifully filmed illustrations of fine art and design from centuries of world-renowned artists. With detailed close-ups of paintings, sculpture and installations, this library offers a insight into the greatest gallery collections around the world.

bo offers single clip sales and volume driven subscriptions. Please get in touch by emailing us at for more information.

You will get an education license only. You will also need to sign our license agreement.

A super user account will be set up for organisations taking a subscription from bo. Super users can set up others in their organisation to use the platform.

When you license our footage, you will be asked to sign a license agreement. Please contact us at for a copy of our license agreement.

Stock Footage is generally between seven seconds and thirty seconds long, either mute or with natural sound. Stock footage will have been specifically shot for a purpose.

News footage comes from a news bulletin or documentary and is generally voiced. It may feature on-screen talent.

Branded entertainment is footage that comes from long-form entertainment programmes.

Educational Use refers to Knowledgemotion’s right to license the Licensed Material to an Educational Publisher so the Educational Publisher may use the Licensed Material in a Publication (digital text book, DVD, a closed network e.g. password protected website, intranet and Learning Management System) and may exploit this Publication by selling the Publication to schools, colleges, universities and at home learning (“End User”). End User shall have the right to stream or otherwise access the Licensed Material as it is incorporated in the Publication i.e. on DVD), but may not download, edit, alter or distribute the Licensed Material in any way without the content owner’s express written consent. Licenses are provided on a non-exclusive basis. 

Promotional usage is not included.

All the rights for our footage are clearly labelled with each clip. A lot of our footage is rights-cleared and doesn’t require any additional clearances. Some of our footage will require additional clearances, which may result in residual payments and this will be indicated.

Our videos cannot be used to promote or advertise your product in any way.

Please contact us at and our Research team will help you find the footage that you’re looking for.

We constantly add new video clips to our catalogue, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us at

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