Institut National de l’Audiovisuel – INA

/ France
Heritage & Technology
Within the French public audiovisual system, The National Audiovisual Institute (INA) is entrusted with the responsibility of audiovisual archiving, research, production and training.

INA’s collections are composed of all French television and radio flows since it was designated to handle TV and radio preservation (1975), rights management (since 1982) and legal deposit (1992). In 2020, more than 19 000 000 hours of digitized and digital native radio and television documents constitute INA’s collections. The Institute also ensures the long-term preservation of physical media including 600,000 16mm and 35mm film reels, representing 100,000 hours of content, and 1,2 million photographies.

The collections are available for students and researchers within French universities’ libraries, for the general public on its public website & for professionals on its website INA also brings value to its archives by producing and broadcasting short videos on all social media.

INA combines data, artificial intelligence and image & sound detection to preserve, analyze and enhance its media collections. The Research and Innovation Department produces transdisciplinary academic contributions and develops prototypes and technologies for a better understanding of content & data.

Strongly experience in all audiovisual and digital fields, INA developed a wide offer of professional training. INA also makes its expertise available to collections' holders by providing consulting services to any public or non-public organizations willing to preserve and enhance their heritage.