• Last updated: 05 Oct. 2020 16:26

NATO Video

NATO produces a variety of videos for the general public and provides broadcast-quality footage of meetings, exercises and other activities, free to download through our Multimedia Portal. Please see below for further details on both of these areas.


NATO on YouTube

A wide selection of NATO videos is available on YouTube. NATO maintains multiple channels with specialised content:

  • NATO Stories – features a variety of stories and animations about NATO operations, military assets and the people who work every day for the Alliance.
  • NATO News - includes speeches and press conferences given by the NATO Secretary General, statements by the Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee and footage from other significant events and ceremonies.
  • NATO History – consists of short documentaries about NATO history and vintage clips produced in NATO’s early years.

NATO also has YouTube channels in other languages, including:


NATO Multimedia Portal

The NATO Multimedia portal is a one-stop shop where you can browse, request and download videos from our collection free of charge.

Videos include:

  • B-roll footage from NATO exercises, operations and other activities
  • B-roll footage of VIP visits to NATO, Ministerial meetings and Summits
  • Voiced/edited video packages
  • Animations
  • NATO press conferences and speeches
  • A selection of archival NATO footage from 1984 to present (for any footage from before 1984, please contact the Imperial War Museum)

Register for free to download items from our full catalogue. If you are unable to find a particular item or have a specific request, please email content@natomultimedia.tv.


Requirements for the external use of NATO content


  • No material produced by NATO is to be sold, used for outside advertising or promotional purposes of any kind.
  • All content taken from NATO and republished must be clearly credited or sourced to NATO.
  • Photos, videos and articles are released under the legally recognized terms of "Fair Use" to members of the press, academia, non-profits and the general public.
  • No material is to be used in programs, articles or online publications of any kind that defame NATO or its member countries.
  • Material is provided, free of charge, for use in objective and balanced content, even if at times the end products may be critical of NATO.
  • In instances where a member country is criticized, NATO wishes it to be made known that it does not associate itself with the contents of the article, publication or broadcast.
  • NATO reserves the right to request the removal of NATO copyrighted material from any externally created content.
  • Maps displayed on the NATO website do not imply the expression of any opinion by NATO concerning the legal status or frontiers of any country, territory, or area.