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BECTU creates OB Network


Work in Outside Broadcasts (OBs) is a tale of highs and lows, with highly variable terms and conditions and often very long hours – pay reviews are rare and some rates have stood still for over a decade. That’s why BECTU is creating an OB Network. Through the network we’ll pool our understanding of rates and practices in this vital area of local and global sporting events and live and recorded entertainment and information, captured at any time and place where our skilled members can deploy a camera. [Link unavailable]More info…

See the diary section for future dates.

Rates Survey


We’ve created a form to survey rates in advance of publishing a new rate card. We are particularly interested in rates for TV Factual / Docs, Light Ent., TV Studio Drama / Continuing Drama, Corporate, News, & Outside Broadcast. You can help simply by telling us about your last job, but the greater the range of information we have, the more accurate we can be and the easier it will be to present a realistic picture of what rates members can expect.

Please give us as much recent information as you can. After publication, we hope members will compare their rates to the card and continue to update us – especially if they receive significantly more or less than the number on the card.