40 years of innovation

Ina has deployed its expertise to serve our audiovisual heritage and professionals working in the audiovisual sector, in France and on international markets, since 1975.


Following an agreement with South Africa signed in 2013, Ina digitised and restored the sound recordings of the trial of Nelson Mandela and the ANC leaders (Rivonia Trial, 1963/1964) and delivered them to South Africa.



Ina PREMIUM was launched  – the first on demand video service by subscription offered by a public audiovisual company in France. 



Ina deployed a new system whereby researchers and students can consult its collections in the municipal media libraries of several regions. These multimedia stations are gradually being installed in Pessac, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Grenoble, Nancy and Metz. The objective is 50 stations in 2019.


French law officially put Ina in charge of the legal deposit of French web media.


In 2007, Ina SUP, an audiovisual and digitisation faculty was opened offering two specialised Master's courses in archiving and production.


The launch of the ina.fr website gave the general public access to over 100,000 radio and television programmes.



The Signature research project introduced an infrastructure that automatically tracks the TV broadcasting of content from Ina collections. This technology went on to be used by rights holders in Europe and the United States and video-sharing websites.



2004 saw the launch of inamediapro.com. Ina MEDIAPRO is more than a website: it is used by audiovisual professionals to conduct research, and select and order archives. It facilitates access to the world’s largest audiovisual archive database.



Ina launched a vast plan to preserve and digitise all the images and sounds it manages. The aim was to combat the deterioration of physical archive formats and to promote the multimedia use of the archives. This pioneering approach made Ina the worldwide reference in the field.



Ina was entrusted with the legal deposit for all French radio and television channels. The Inathèque de France was launched in 1995 and set up its Consultation Centre at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) in 1998.



Ina launched GRM-Tools, a real-time sound transformation and synthesis software. Today, the third version of the GRM-Tools Collection, which went into service in 2014, is used by composers, sound mixers and designers the world over.


Ina took part in the “Image Research Plan”, developed 2D and 3D animation software, and organised Imagina, an annual forum on “new images”.


Ina was a founding member of the International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA), alongside the BBC (UK) and the RAI (Italy).



When Ina was founded, following the break-up of ORTF, it was assigned a number of roles: the preservation of French radio and television archives, the production of original programmes, research and professional training. 

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Welcome to the Ina Galaxy! Access all of our services in one click.


Over 400,000 video clips and Ina creations are accessible free of charge on your computer, your tablet or your smartphone on ina.fr, Ina’s general public digital platform.

  • A wide range of open-access audiovisual and web creations 
  • All the modules produced by Ina for the franceinfo channel, France’s leading public service digital news website
  • You will also find theme-based collections, cult programmes and all the personalities who have marked radio and television history

Ina PREMIUM, Ina’s video-on-demand offer

With Ina PREMIUM, the first video-on-demand service available by public audiovisual subscription, you have unlimited access to over 30,000 original programmes

  • 5,000 series and fictional programmes
  • 3,000 documentaries
  • 12,000 cult programmes

Ina MEDIAPRO, Ina’s online content sales service

View, select and order on line our images and sounds on Ina MEDIAPRO, Ina’s online digital platform especially designed for audiovisual and communication professionals.

  • Over 1,640,000 hours of digitised radio and television programmes
  • Some 600 theme-based collections
  • Exclusive collections enhanced each year by 150,000 hours of programmes

Media News: Ina observes and decodes!

News on the creative industries and information networks in the digital revolution era: our online review Ina GLOBAL decodes the media world for you.

  • Over 300 international contributors
  • 15 new articles or special reports every month
  • Permanent monitoring of media and digital news 

The National Audiovisual Institute

Find out all about Ina: our corporate website groups all the information on our assignments, collections, offers and services, and our latest news.

  • In just a few clicks, find all the offers and services that meet your needs!
  • Follow Ina’s news and find all our press releases
  • Discover all the Ina collections!

Ina training courses

Find training in audiovisual and new media-related jobs and professions with Ina, which offers a comprehensive range of higher education and professional training courses.

  • 15 audiovisual and new media courses, from BAC (Baccalaureate) + 2 years to BAC + 5 years
  • 500 further education training courses
  • Over 100 educational complements on line for students and trainees

Ina Expertise & Consultancy

Ina makes its expertise available to companies and institutions that would like to preserve and enhance their collections

  • Preserving content on physical and digital media
  • Archiving treatment and indexing preserved content
  • Collection management and enhancement
  • Management of legal risks 

Catalogue of archives deposited with the Ina THEQUE

Consult the Ina archives and contribute to their scientific enhancement: throughout France, Ina THEQUE centres are open to academics, researchers, students and amateurs. 

• 16,000,000 hours of radio and television documents
• 14,000 media websites
• Programmes can be consulted one day after they are broadcast

Ina Research & Innovation

Discover all the Ina innovations: Ina Research offers to test your prototypes and invites you to demonstrations of technologies developed at the Institute.

  • Try out and experiment with our innovative tools and projects
  • Download data games made available to the scientific community
  • Access our open-source video reader

Electronic music – Ina GRM

Ina GRM, the Ina Musical Research group, offers creative activities and innovative tools in sound and electro-acoustic music.

  • An international season of concerts
  • Software to create sound and educational tools
  • Programmes produced for Radio France and for the web

Ina in the service of TV and Web production

All our productions, and all our creations: films and web programmes, which all reflect an original editorial identity based on our unrivalled expertise in the visual treatment of archives.

  • 60 films produced or co-produced every year
  • 3 daily video modules created for franceinfo, France’s leading public service digital news website
  • New formats for all screens and new media

The Ina Boutique

Order CDs and DVDs published by Ina: cult programmes from television and radio and our latest creations. Hundreds of exclusive CDs and DVDs are just waiting to be discovered at Ina’s online boutique. 

  • Over 150 DVD titles
  • Over 250 CD titles available
  • A wide choice of photos, printed on demand. 

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