Inathèque de France

Our expertise
The Inathèque de France

Through France's legal deposit for radio and television, Ina has been collecting programmes from all French Hertzian broadcasters since 1995, and from the main cable and satellite channels since 2002.

in figures

88television channels and 17 radio stations

800,000hours of programmes collected every year

5,000people accredited at the BnF Consultation Centre

7,600websites picked up through Legal Deposit


Consultable archives in Paris and the French regions

Students, researchers and university scholars can consult all the documents kept at the Inathèque de France consultation centre at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (BnF, François Mitterrand site), and at Ina's regional centres.

The archive catalogue can be consulted on


A cultural and editorial activity

The Inathèque de France regularly organises debates, forums, seminars and workshops on the role of the media in society, in which audiovisual researchers and other professionals take part.

Since 1997, the Inathèque has awarded prizes for the research work and more relevant theses on the subject. These studies are also published under the Ina Editions brand.