Welcome to the BIRTH Television Archive!
More than fifty years ago television broadcasting in Europe began. It changed the perception of the world by the citizens of Europe.
Today's history was recorded by television producers and broadcast to the living rooms of Europe.
What is the BIRTH Television Archive all about?The BIRTH Television Archive (BTA) is the World's first internet archive of vintage from the early times of European television.
This unique archive was built up by five major European television archives from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Nederlandse Instituut voor Beeld and Geluid, Radio Télévision Belgique Française (RTBF) and Südwestrundfunk (SWR) together with the technical partners Joanneum Research and Noterik Multimedia.
Currently, the BTA comprises more than 630 television programme items, over 370 images, 110 television guides and schedules as well as over 80 articles.
The archive stock is constantly updated and refreshed to enrich the user experience.
What can you do here?
Do you want to learn how to use the BIRTH Television Archive? Please, visit our Help page
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BIRTH celebrates its launch at the IASA conference
|The BIRTH consortium is invited to showcase the portal during the annual conference of the International Federation of Sound Archives (Barcelona, 12th to 17th September). Alexander Hecht and Johan Oomen will address the question raised in this year's conference theme, "Archives speak, who listens?", by highlighting the interactive features the BIRTH portal offers to its visitors. Their presentation will show how truly user-oriented cultural heritage websites, such as BIRTH, offer more than access to the catalogue and as such evolve into lively online spaces. The programme of the conference can be found online. Please click http://www.iasa-web.org/iasa0009.htm|