Foundation Announces Grant to Preserve Broadcast Video

The National Television and Video Preservation Foundation (NTVPF) has announced plans to provide more than $350,000 in service grants to preserve and catalog broadcast video not under copyright.

The NTVPF is an independent, non-profit foundation recently established by parties from both the public and private sectors. Lisa Carter, project manager said the program is based on preservation services provided by commercial video and audio restoration facilities, archiving companies, consultants and film laboratories.

The grants target television and video programs produced in the U.S. or by American citizens, which are not protected by commercial interests. Productions originating on electronic video formats and film-based productions made for distribution on television will be considered.

Applications for the initial round of grants are due Dec. 1, 2003. For more information about the NTVPF, its grant program, or to apply for a grant, visit the Foundation's Web site at or send e-mail to