What is my 'Delivery Date'?
What do we mean by 'Topicality Status'?
What do we mean by 'Compliance'?
What happens if things change before the delivery date?
What happens if things change after the delivery date?
How do I find out the duration of my programme?
How do I know my programme number?
What is a programme UID?
How do I know my Credit Duration
|Topicality Status||Code||Programme Types||Delivering to:|
|Non-topical programmes||N||A specified date only|
|Late Commissions||X||Non-topical programmes:rapid turnaround from commission to delivery||A specified date and time|
|Week Topical Programmes||5|| |
- a programme with 'week specific' elements within its content
- people of the week chat shows
|A specified date five days before transmission|
|Day Before Topical Programmes||1|| |
- a programme with a 'news' element within it
- weekly review programmes
- spin-offs linked to live shows
|Required by 10am on the contracted Delivery Date on the day before transmission|
|On Day Topical Programmes||0|| |
- a news programme (but not other factual documentary series unless another criterion is met)
- highlights programmes connected to earlier sport or other live event
|Required by 12noon on the contracted Delivery Date on the day of transmission|
|Quick Turnaround Programmes||Q||Programmes which, because of essential last-minute preparation and/or location of the editing/recording facility, cannot deliver the tape to Playout, e.g.sports or events highlights edited and transmitted from OB facilities||A specified date and time|
|Live Programmes||L||Live feeds|| |
A specified date and time
Editorial compliance - every programme made for the BBC must adhere to the BBC Editorial Guidelines and Credit and Branding Guidelines.
Technical Compliance - every programme made for the BBC must comply with the Technical Specification to ensure it passes Technical Review.
Any changes/exceptions requested by the channel or the production to the commission (say changes to the delivery date, duration or Topicality Status) MUST be confirmed in writing or by e-mail between the commissioning executive (or their nominated representative)and the production department/company. Only changes confirmed in this way will be recognised as affecting contractual delivery dates or other criteria.
For more information about programme duration see the Programme Numbers and Duration section of the BBC Commissioning website.
For more information about programme numbers see the Programme Numbers and Duration section of the BBC Commissioning website.
For more information about the Programme UID see the Programme Numbers and Duration section of the BBC Commissioning website.
Download the Credit Duration PDF for more information.
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