Are the Beeb sponsored….
They do get a VERY generous discount from Berghaus however.
Those peoples on the local news don’t get paid that much so they choose the best kit they can for the best price they can get. Hence mucho Berghaus.
The national people have a bit more dolla so if they want to look a bit different from their proletarian colleagues they can.
It’s all true. I knows it.Posted 4 years agohungry monkeyMember
in my previous job i sold a reasonable amount of outdoor kit to BBC people, including norrona, TNF and Rab. The shop is on the same road as the BBCs natural history department, and often people would come in saying they’re looking for kit to go to siberia/borneo/patagonia/east timor etc.
we offered a small discount to beeb staff, but no more than we did many other organisations.Posted 4 years ago
adam henson from countryfile once left his credit card in the shop so i chased after him to give it back 8)jfletchMember
The Ben got a lot of stick for doing a deal with Kujs(sp?) for their uniforms in Vancouver. Think it was more of a “you scratch my back” type arrangement instead of sponsorship deal but the premium nature of the brand raised some eyebrows.
The BBCs reckoning was they were getting value for the money for the tax payer by getting such a big discount.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
I used to work in one of the news departments at TV Centre alongside the correspondents who did pieces to camera. One day a giant box of top-of-the-range NF kit got carried in, and they fell upon it like hungry jackals.
I was told to keep my desk-bound mitts off it. 😥Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
I’m not really sure what the alternative is. I mean, they’ve got to wear something, right? You don’t really expect the latest news reports from the Cornwall coast delivered by a man wearing a bin liner with a hole torn out for his head?
The only other option would be to cover up the branding, which to me just smacks of the old shows where they’d cover up names like “Heinz” so that you’d never know what products they were using. Pointless.Posted 4 years ago
Cougs, I am just interested. Of course like any employee they should be correctly equipped for the job at hand. I am intrigued about (1) how it works – thanks for the answers above and (2) what if any conflicts of interest there may be given their stringent requirements not to promote other goods and services.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
If the Beeb get offered a discount for a particular quality brand, for presenters who are going to be spending lots of time in crappy conditions, then great. I’ve noticed some presenters have personal preferences, Dr Alice Roberts likes Arcteyrx jackets, for example, as do a few others.Posted 4 years ago
And why not. 😀maccruiskeenSubscriber
I was on the set of a C4 drama series and all the crew were head to toe North Face
Nobody pays to clothe the crew. You do see a lot of NF stuff behind the camera on shoots but thats probably because crews have to work outdoors but aren’t necessarily outdoorsy types. NF stuff is widely available on the high street rather than in hiking and camping stores, and its also generally quite casual in its styling compared to other brands and they also do a decently styled range for women, but most particularly the do a lot of stuff in black and crew need to try and not show up in reflections in windows when you’re shooting.Posted 4 years agoI_AcheMember
jfletch – Member
Weirdly the cover up the Apple logos on the laptops on Channel 4 news
Probably because they had to pay for them!
Not entirely related but interestingly When the beeb rented stuff from us for a prime time BBC1 programme they didn’t cover up our branding at all. And it was in the main scene from the last episode of the series.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
what is a “brand ambassador” – does it mean “sponsored”?
Interesting how much equipment branding they get away with at the winterPosted 4 years ago
Olympics. Compared to the sailing in summer where the boats are all white, how come they cant plaster the hull in Ovington or Devotti logos like the snowboards?
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