Getty Images has partnered with NHK’s video licensing business to distribute the Japanese broadcaster’s video content.

The collection includes NHK’s HD material, news and feature programmes, documentaries, drama series and animations.

NHK Video Bank includes special collections such as the Silk Road series, and features footage of global environmental issues, from retreating glaciers to the deforestation of the Amazon Basin, as well as coverage of natural disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Other clips include the world’s first HD footage of the moon’s surface captured from the Kaguya moon-orbiter, and Nippon News, a historical record of the Pacific front during WWII, available in high definition with English scripts and metadata.