Off-air recording

Information Services provides a central off-air recording service and can provide recordings on  a centrally located server (Helix) for streaming on campus.

Under our ERA licence we can record certain television and radio programmes for use in teaching from these channels

  • BBC television and radio
  • ITV Network services (including ITV2 and ITV3)
  • Channel Four and E4
  • Five television
  • S4C

Staff may record suitable programmes either in their own department or at home. All such recordings require labelling in a particular manner and have certain conditions attached to their use. We have summarised these details our ERA License webpage and further information is available on the ERA website

To request a recording

Recordings will be dealt with on a strictly first come first served basis.

Please make all requests for recordings via the online form wherever possible

Should there be problems with the online form process then please e-mail is-vidconf@aber.ac.uk providing the following details

  • Title of programme
  • Transmission channel
  • Date and Time

Who can use the service:

Due to licence restrictions this service is only available to staff and the recordings must be for "non commercial educational purposes of Aberystwyth University".

Costs:

Recordings are made free of charge. Media (tape or DVD discs) will be charged at current rates though customers are welcome to provide their own media.

Collection:

Tapes and discs will be normally be sent out by internal mail.

Points to Note:

  • We can do a maximum of one DVD recording and 3 VHS recordings at any time.
  • Whilst we make every endeavour to ensure that your programme is recorded sometimes the recording may be missed (e.g. schedule changes. In such instances we may be able to get a copy from the BUFVC backup service though this may take some time.

Off-air recording Request Form