The Backdoor Broadcasting Company is a webcasting service, and will therefore charge the organisers, not the listeners. Most fees are negotiable, depending on the size of event and levels of technical complexity. But to get an idea about the cost involved, the figure of £72 per recorded/broadcast hour (minimum 90 minutes) can be taken as the average charge. This includes the recording and/or broadcasting the event, a permanent webpage with players and downloads, as well as a physical copy of the recording in any format.
Organisers can, if they wish, have gating mechanisms attached to their broadcast, either for security reasons or for charging the listeners. Setting this up requires a separate domain and organisers will be billed accordingly. Other charges are likely to be travel, lodging (if overnight stays are necessary), editing, transfer to other formats, additional webspace/design, and advertising. All prices are exclusive of VAT.
Recording and hosting fees from 29 September 2014
Unfortunately, after having held our fees at the same level for nearly three years, we have to raise our prices for recording and hosting, as our running costs are increasing. However, as you can see below, institutional arrangements have remained the same and we urge institutions, departments and faculties to set up facilities to have a reconciliation mechanism in place. From the beginning of the academic year 2014/15 recording and hosting charges will be as follows:
Single one-off events: a minimum of 90 minutes at £1.50 per recorded minute, plus travel. This works out at £135, plus travel, for recording and hosting an event up to 90 minutes (with any additional minutes charged at £1.50 per minute). Billing after recording has been posted.
A series of events: a minimum of 90 minutes at £1.40 per recorded minute, plus travel. This works out at £126 per event, plus travel, for recording and hosting an event up to 90 minutes (with any additional minutes charged at £1.40 per minute). Part paid in advance or as arranged.
Conferences and symposia: a minimum of 360 minutes at £1.40 per recorded minute, plus travel for a one-day conference This works out at £504 per event, plus travel, for recording and hosting an event up to 360 minutes (with any additional minutes charged at £1.40 per minute). 2-3 day conferences, or conferences with multiple parallel panels, totaling 720 minutes or more, are charged at £1.30 per recorded minute, plus travel. Part paid in advance or as arranged.
Institutional arrangements: A minimum of 45 events or equivalent of 90 minute (or longer) events per academic year, charged at £1.20 per recorded minute, plus travel. A lump sum of £5000 or more is paid in advance and services specified in a contract.