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Helping you meet the Regional Quota

The EASY way to work outside the M25...Did you know that The Audio Suite can be instrumental in helping your television programme meet the stringent Regional Quota, as detailed by Ofcom, without even moving your picture editing out of London?

With our Regional Hub process, all we need to mix your programme is a QuickTime and an AAF file - standard outputs for any off-line suite. Even voice-over is straightforward to arrange - record commentary either within our Birmingham studios, or in any ISDN-linked sound studio.

Not a concept, but a proven process, we've made many hundreds of network television programmes this way. See a programme list here.

The relevant Ofcom guidelines our Regional Hub helps meet, are:

1.the production company must have a substantive business and production based in the UK outside the M25. A base will be taken to be substantive if it is the usual place of employment of executives managing the regional business, of senior personnel involved in the production in question, and of senior personnel involved in seeking programme commissions;

2.at least 70% of the production budget (excluding the cost of on-screen talent, archive material, sports rights, competition prize-money and copyright costs) must be spent in the UK outside the M25; and

3.at least 50% of the production talent (i.e. not on-screen talent) by cost must have their usual place of employment in the UK outside the M25. Freelancers without a usual place of employment outside the M25 will nonetheless count for this purpose if they live outside the M25.


See programmes we've already delivered this way >