British Pathé is one of the oldest media companies in the world. Their roots lie in 1890s Paris where their founder, Charles Pathé, pioneered the development of the moving image. They were established in London in 1902, and by 1910 were producing their famous bi-weekly newsreel the Pathé Gazette. After the First World War they started producing various Cinemagazines as well. By 1930 they were producing the Gazette, the Pathetone Weekly, the Pathé Pictorial and Eve's Film Review, covering entertainment, culture and womens' issues.
British Pathé (1896-1976) started in Paris and was established in London in 1902. When Pathé stopped producing cinema newsreel in 1970 it had accumulated 3,500 hours of filmed history (90,000 videos) which has been used around the world in TV programmes, home videos, adverts, corporate work and web publishing. Users can view/buy the films, but clips can't be used for educational purposes (for which use JISC MediaHub). Whereas all professional usages still require a licence fee we are delighted to be able to offer free "preview" facilities on this site. You can view and buy films and still photographs from the archive of 90,000 videos covering newsreel, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976.