New England Council member Iron Mountain is working to help archive and digitize Music Television Network’s (MTV’s) 35-year video collection.
A Boston-based information management company, Iron Mountain has been helping store and archive records for the past 65 years. At its Hollywood facility, a team of engineers is digitizing MTV’s VHS tapes into a searchable video format.
MTV currently has 20 percent of its library archived, more than most other media companies, according to the head of entertainment services at Iron Mountain, Jeff Anthony. By digitizing their library, MTV is able to monetize its old content through licensing as well as on its new MTV Classic channel.
The New England Council congratulates Iron Mountain for continuing to be on the forefront of modern archiving.