Getty Images Acquires Motorsport Images

Motorsport Images brings more than 29 million photos & 8,900 hours of video footage...

Getty Images (NYSE: GETY) has acquired Motorsport Images, including its operative arm LAT Images and its Sutton, Schlegelmilch, Colombo and Dukes Video archives.

With an archive of over 29 million images and more than 8,900 hours of video footage, Motorsport Images is the home of motorsport history, tracing its beginnings back to 1895. Between the brands Motorsport and LAT Images, as well as its Sutton, Schlegelmilch, Colombo and Dukes Video archives, Motorsport Images’ distinctive archive features key events including the first French Grand Prix, the first Le Mans 24-hour race in 1923, as well as images from every Formula 1 Grand Prix since its inaugural race in 1950, according to a press release announcing the acquisition.

Getty Images provides premium content to the sport industry, covering more than 50,000 events annually through its expert sports photography team and prestigious content partners. It is also a trusted partner to 125 of the world’s leading sports governing bodies, leagues, and clubs, as the official photographer or photographic partner to organizations including FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, Formula 1, MLB, UEFA, NASCAR, NBA, and the PGA Tour.

The addition of Motorsport Images’ photographic talent and premium motorsport archive complements Getty Images’ award-winning motorsports photographers, its expert operations team and rich sports archive, augmenting Getty Images’ customer offering in the motorsport space, according to the release.

“We are thrilled to welcome Motorsport Images to Getty Images,” said Craig Peters, chief executive officer, Getty Images. “The Motorsport Images team shares our commitment to bringing customers and fans the greatest moments from motorsports. Their archive of iconic imagery and video will expand upon our premium motorsport offering to Getty Images’ global customer base.”

“I’m proud of what the Motorsport Images team has built over our history and of the high-quality service and outstanding visuals we provide our customers,” said Steven Tee, managing director, Motorsport Images. “Joining Getty Images marks a new chapter and I’m pleased to be joining a team who share the same passion for the sport and commitment to industry-leading photographic coverage. Our customers will now benefit from having access to an even greater depth and breadth of content and services.”

Motorsport Images content will be online at from May 3, where customers can find both Getty Images and LAT Images coverage of the Miami Grand Prix.

Motorsport Images will also continue to service its customers.

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