World News

World News or international news is the media jargon for any news that involves a country or global subject. In the past, this would have included primarily foreign wars and political events. Today it also includes economic subjects and even more broadly, any news from the outside world that could affect citizens of a country in some way. The term is generally considered to be separate from “national news” or coverage of events involving the domestic government or institutions of a given country.

As the 19th century progressed and innovations in telecommunications such as the telegraph allowed mass communication to become easier, newspapers began to expand their reach beyond their local communities. This led to the establishment of the first news agencies such as AFP (France), Reuters (UK) and Wolff (currently DPA, Germany). These organizations prepare hard news stories that can be used with little or no modification by other news sources, which they then distribute electronically via wire services (originally telegraph and now more often Internet). Governments, private companies, individuals and intelligence agencies may subscribe to these services to receive the news they want to know.

The world is a fascinating place with endless stories to be told and history that will always have relevance. Whether you’re searching for video footage of iconic events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, exclusive access to Nelson Mandela in hiding or historic news footage from Royal engagements, our extensive collection offers a unique insight into the most important moments of global history.

We offer high-quality royalty-free World News footage for commercial use. Our video archive features iconic news footage from the earliest days of ITN’s broadcasting through to present day. Our collections include global breaking news and current affairs as well as feature content covering a wide range of topics including politics, disasters, entertainment, sport, royalty, royal tours and much more.

The world is constantly changing, so keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the globe. From large global sports events where the world is watching to bespoke regional features, SNTV has you covered. We also provide the latest updates in business, technology and finance. Get the latest in corporate news and financial forecasts from FTSE 100 companies and follow the world’s stock markets with our live market update videos. And don’t forget to keep up to date with the latest in lifestyle trends with our trending videos. All available for download and licensing.