Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones.
“Some of our society’s most memorable moments are housed in AP’s library, and this partnership will enable people to easily access, enjoy and share those moments,” said Hark CEO David Aronchick.
Hark is a leading repository of audio clips, largely known for movie and TV sound bites. The 6-year-old company attracts about 45 million unique visitors each month.
The company, which employs 21 people, is expanding operations with plans to move to new offices in downtown Seattle later this year. It plans to have about 30 employees by the end of the year, with a Hark spokesperson noting that they did more in profit in 2012 than they did in revenue in 2011.
Previously on GeekWire: Hark and Sports Byline to post 17,000 hours of athlete interviews and clips