BBC 'Delivery of Television Programmes'

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johnpr98
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I came across this after I saw a post on DV.Com

Very interesting
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/delivering_quality/delivery_tv.shtml

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This is where the BBC may accept less than broadcast quality

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There are five recognised categories for technical exemption.

Artistic interest
Innovative or experimental productions which are made, of necessity, by those who do not have access to equipment or facilities meeting broadcast quality standards.

Historic interest
News or programmes of a documentary nature which show historic events taking place or whose subject matter requires the use of archive material.

Actuality material
News, features or documentaries of an actuality nature where better quality has not been possible because of limitations placed on the format or physical size of equipment used. Such limitations are those incurred as a result of shooting in difficult areas such as war zones, isolated locations, confined spaces or other difficult environments.

Early television and cinema
Excerpts from historical archives where low technical quality was due to the then
current performance of equipment used in its creation or where quality is now lower
than at the time of original showing because of film or video ageing.

Home videos
Programmes which employ excerpts using domestic video equipment in which the
context requires that these are used.

Anyone know how much the BBC would pay for a camcorder film of a unique event, which is broadcast on TV News?

John Price
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foxvideo
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For an 'ordinary' news type event that they have said they want, start at £250 and drop to around £150 for Regional news, and start around £1000 for National news, dropping to around £600. If they really want it, they'll pay what you want within reason.

For a unique news type ie: Concorde crash etc, dont approach them direct, go to an agency that syndicates to news services worldwide, for example Reuters and ask for syndication rights, let them suggest a starting figure - bump this up by 100% if you really think you have got something they want.
These are only guidelines, give me more info (off the board if you want) and I'll try to be more specific.

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Jim Bird
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Hi,

Here's a question.

As a wildlife videographer, I have good footage of two male otters, taking part in a territorial battle.

I have never seen this type of behaviour in any TV programe before, although this tpye of behaviour is well documented in books.

I do intend using these shot in my latest video production.

Are they of any value to anyone?

Jim Bird (they are not going CHEAP).

Dave Currie
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Jim,
Your footage could be of interest to Oxford Scientific Films...
www.osf.co.uk

It holds over 2millon feet of, wildlife, stock footage.

Regards
Dave

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Jim,
Your footage is probably not unique, one guy spent 3 years solid filming otters in Scotland, I'm sure he got 'territorial' fighting. I suggest this footage would probably not be used to any extent as there is a move to educate 'the public' that otters are friendly, cuddly creatures to be encouraged into new habitats, not vicious fighters that people are to be scared of. Dave Currie is right, contact OSF and ask if they want to sell rights on your behalf, you then get a % of each sale. Never sell your rights to anything outright.

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Jim Bird
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Hi,

Thanks for the quick replies chaps.

I think I will stick with my original idea and put the otters in my own 30-minute video along with another 1000 or so clips.

Jim Bird (cheers)

George Markie
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I once read an interview many years ago where a tv producer was asked to define "Broadcast Quality". Expecting a highly technical answer I was surprised to find his response was simply - "If it's interesting, then it's broadcast quality."

By the way, I never knew otters went "cheep".

Sorry but it's been a long day...

George

Jim Bird
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Hi,

Otters make a whistling sort of noise.

And please leave the Cheap jokes to me, thank you!

Jim Bird (the cheaper the better).