Off-Air Recordings

The University subscribes to the Educational Recording Association (ERA) Scheme, which permits staff within the institution to copy, access and use, for non-commercial educational purposes, broadcast output of ERA's members in the form of ERA recordings . 

This licence permits University staff to record programmes within their department or in their own homes, providing the recorded material is to be used for Newcastle University teaching and complies with the conditions of the ERA licence.

For further information on what the licence covers and how it can be used see their FAQ page


Box of Broadcasts

The University also subscribes to Box of Broadcasts.  This provides access to over one million programmes from over 60 TV and radio channels, including most of the UK's freeview network, all BBC TV and radio content from 2007 and several foraging language channels.

You can view archived programmes, record new ons and create clips and playlists.  

We recommend viewing the short video tutorials to help get you started.

The first time you use it you have to complete a short registration box in addition to your usual University login


Open University Programmes

The University Library stocks many Open University Programmes, and holds the licence for their recordings.

If you require an Open University programme recording off air, or a previously broadcast title to be purchased, please contact your Liaison Librarian. Contact details for the Liaison Librarians can be found on the Library's web site, who will make the necessary arrangements.


Recordings of local off-air programmes

We offer a service to record locally broadcast TV and radio programmes via the Freeview network.  Recorded material will generally be made available via the NU Vision media library service.

 Please contact us for further information or to request an off-air recording. 

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