David Sheehan has joined the CNN News Services executive team as vice president for CNN content licensing and sales, it was announced today by Susan Grant, executive vice president of CNN News Services. In his new role, Sheehan oversees CNN ImageSource, CNN Worldwide’s content and stock footage licensing business.
“David’s vast understanding of the video licensing market provides focus to CNN ImageSource,” Grant said. “In particular, his experience and knowledge put us in a position to anticipate the needs of the full range of broadcast, corporate and commercial clients.”
Sheehan comes to CNN from ABC News VideoSource where, under his direction, the network saw record sales of ABC News’ stock footage. He also established key partnerships with a range of content partners. Sheehan joined ABC News VideoSource in 1995.
He serves as co-president of the Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors, a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and advancing the professional interests of the stock footage industry. Sheehan earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College.
The CNN ImageSource online catalog contains more than 480,000 items, and the collection comprises footage owned by the network and material from sources it represents, which at present includes more than 700 U.S. news affiliates and the French news agency AFP. The CNN ImageSource Web site at www.CNNImageSource.com offers registered users access to nearly 130,000 digital items for browsing and provides features such as online ordering, saved searches and FTP delivery of non-watermarked, high-resolution files.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.