INA’s core activity focuses on collecting, safeguarding, digitising, restoring and making available French radio and television heritage, which amounts to over 70 years of radio and 60 years of television programs. Its collections amount to over 4 millions hours of radio and television and more than one million photos. About 950 persons work in the company. Ina runs a vocational training centre and has launched in October 2007 two Masters degrees in Audiovisual Archiving and Audiovisual Production.
Since 1995, Ina has been in charge of the Legal Deposit for TV and radio national broadcasts, 100 TV channels and 20 radio broadcasters are recordede 7/7 around the clock for that purpose. In 2006 a law extended the Legal Deposit to web contents, Ina was designated as responsible for harvesting content from all broadcast related web sites which amount to over 9000 web sites today. Ina provides on line services for professionals (broadcasters and producers) who have direct access to all digitised collections. The online access for the general public was launched in April 2006 with 300 000 programs available on line, mainly for free viewing and possible purchase for personal use.