ABC7 KGO-TV Video duplication and footage licensing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
KGO-TV/DT video spans from 1964 to the present and comes from our award-winning ABC7 News and public affairs programs.

We make certain footage available to be licensed in television programming, documentaries, feature films, educational projects, corporate films, web based projects and more.

We also make some of our news stories available to embed on your website by clicking "SHARE" on the lower right corner of the video player on the KGO-TV/DT web home page.

Video Duplication

Private use DVD's of KGO-TV/DT news stories within the last three months and 7Live segments dating back to 2007 are available for purchase at $50 per copy (add $15 if requesting Fedex express shipping).
Older archived footage is generally available for commercial licensing only.

To request a DVD:

  • Print the Video Request Form. Or, if you would like a request form sent to you, please email or call 415-954-7005 and provide your name, address, and phone number.

  • Mail the complete form along with a signed credit card authorization form or a check (payable to KGO-TV) to KGO-TV Video Duplicating, 900 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. If paying by credit card, you may email both forms to or fax to 415-954-7392.

All requests are processed within two weeks of payment and are mailed via USPS (unless express shipping is requested).

Footage Licensing

Licensing is required for commercial, internet, or any shared use of KGO-TV/DT footage. Our footage may not be used in connection with the exploitation, advertising, publicity or promotion of the program licensee. The license is intended for sharing our story "as is", without any implied endorsement by KGO-TV/DT.

Licensing Process

Submit: Submit your request in the form below. Or, if you would like a request form sent to you, please email or call 415-954-7005 and provide your name, address, and phone number.

Review: A KGO-TV/DT video licensing representative will contact you to discuss your project and review your request. Please allow up to two weeks for a reply, as this department is not staffed daily. We appreciate your patience.

Research: If research is required to locate the footage (i.e. specific subjects, dates or content), a research fee (payable in advance) will be charged.

Screener: If requested, a screening VHS cassette with time code will be created and mailed for a separate fee, payable in advance. Requests for footage after October 2008 may be available for viewing on the KGO-TV/DT website in lieu of a screener.

License: KGO-TV/DT will email a license agreement and a licensing invoice to the requestor. The signed license agreement and invoice (with payment information completed) should be emailed to or faxed to 415-954-7392. License rights will be granted once the license is duly signed by both parties and paid in full to KGO-TV.

Payment: Invoice payment can be made via check or credit card. Complete the payment information section on the invoice and faxed to 415-954-7392 or mail a check (payable to KGO-TV) with the invoice to KGO-TV Video Licensing, 900 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Master: Upon receipt of full payment, KGO-TV/DT will send the fully executed license agreement and the master in the format requested (Beta SP or Beta SX) to licensee. For web licenses, we will send a cd-rom in MPEG2 format for footage within the last three months or in .MOV format for older footage.

Use: The licensed footage is yours to use per the terms of the agreement. There are no refunds or credits for unused footage.


  • Research: Varies depending on the complexity and length of research required.

  • Screener: $150-$350 based on project.

  • License: Varies depending on the title/material requested, rights required and the volume of footage used.

  • Other: A 50% "kill" fee applies to all projects.

Contact Information

KGO-TV Video Duplication & Licensing
900 Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111



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