Organisations are often increasingly interested in using BBC programmes in online learning environments. However, purchasing a DVD copy alone does not provide sufficient rights to do this. We will be happy to discuss a Digital Screening Licence with you for this type of use. Costs will vary, dependent on the exact type of exploitation. For more information, please contact us and/or tick the 'Digital Licensing Option' box when placing your order. A BBC Active representative will then be in touch to discuss your requirements and the possible costs for a licence.
You can license BBC programmes for educational non-theatric screening at museums, festivals, exhibitions etc but you need a separate licence for this. Please contact us to discuss terms.
For UK educational institutions holding the various ERA licences, the answer is 'yes' - please see www.era.org.uk for more information. Outside this, unfortunately the answer is 'no'. For copyright or other legal reasons, some programmes cannot be cleared for use in education and training.
Non-theatric rights are the type of rights which need to be cleared in a programme to allow for its use in educational and training environments. This set of rights allows for public performance of works to non-fee paying audiences, for a variety of uses, one of which is educational. It is also the set of rights under which public screenings of programming in museums, festivals, exhibitions etc are made. Copies of DVDs bought via retail outlets are for private, home use only by the individual, hence the lower price.
Only personnel from official organisations, or independent teachers and trainers may order DVDs from BBC Active. In the past, many students have persuaded their teachers, lecturers or librarians to order our titles. Unfortunately, students cannot do so directly.
There are two main reasons why DVDs in the BBC Active range are more expensive than consumer DVD releases:
If a programme isn't listed here, it doesn't mean it's not available. Every year, the BBC produces hundreds of programmes which could be used in education and training. We often rely on requests from customers like you to make sure we select the best ones. Just send us an e-mail and we'll let you know if a particular programme is available - or can be made available.
We are pleased to research older programmes on your behalf. Many of our most popular titles have been found in this way. However, we do need you to provide us with as much information as possible - title, subject, date of broadcast, narrator, etc. This type of search can take a long time, so please be patient. Contact us with your request.
BBC Active does not have any direct involvement in what the BBC decides to produce or broadcast. Any programme ideas should be sent directly to the BBC. Please refer to the relevant sections of www.bbc.co.uk
No, we do not handle these requests. If you have contributed to a programme and would like to obtain a DVD copy, please visit the following link for more information: http://faq.external.bbc.co.uk/questions/television/tv_appearance