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Welcome to our media centre

Working with VisitBritain


VisitBritain is Britain's national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide. We work with thousands of organisations in the UK and overseas to market Britain successfully to visitors from around the world. Our partners include government agencies, airlines & operators, global brands as well as the tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland & Wales.

We can help international media in the following ways:

Broadcast Quality HD Footage

We have wonderful high definition footage available of many parts of Britain, including quite a lot of aerial footage. Whatever you are looking for – coast, countryside, vibrant city life, sport or royal heritage – we have footage available for you to download instantly from our media centre at no charge. There are currently over 400 different clips available, each tagged and stored to enable easy editing. Visit B-Roll Page

Short Films

We have a number of short films produced by the BBC available for broadcasters at no charge. These cover a variety of destinations around the country such as London, Bath, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Portmeirion and Stonehenge and many more. Visit Short Films Page

Visiting Journalists Programme

If you are planning to visit Britain and have a definite commission from an approved media outlet we would be delighted to assist you with your itinerary. We can also put you in direct contact with industry partners and destinations around the UK who have expressed an interest in hosting journalists. Priority will be given to journalists from our 21 core international markets.

Production Co-ordination

We can help broadcasters with filming permits, guides, translators, transport and a whole range of other location services. We can assist with just part of a shoot or provide a comprehensive booking service for a whole shoot. Priority is given to broadcasters who represent one of our 21 core international markets.

Spokespeople and characters

Our PR team has access to a ‘bank’ of people around Britain who can give great interviews and help bring a story to life. Museum curators, head gardeners, chefs, fashion designers, artists, theatre producers – all the people who work behind the scenes to help make a visit to Britain such a unique and interesting experience. We don’t publish these so if there is a person or profession you are looking to interview; please don’t hesitate to ask us. We also have people who have a connection to a particular country if you are looking for specific links that may relate to your audience.

Story ideas

Three new story ideas a week are loaded on our online media centre. There is a good search function and we would encourage you to register on the media centre to receive regular bulletins by email. The centre is published in 14 different languages, including English.

Britain Calling

Every month we send out our top story ideas under the banner of ‘Britain Calling’. This includes links to the full story and free to download, high res images. You can register for this on Register here to receive our newsletters

Images

Our online media centre hosts a very comprehensive image library which has thousands of high resolution photographs which are completely free for you to use. Images can be downloaded instantly and very easily and there is a great search function: Visit Images Page

Events listings

We hold a comprehensive database of events that are taking place around the UK. This includes exhibitions, festivals, openings, redevelopments and sporting championships as well as lots of unusual events that can only be found in Britain. We can arrange access to these events and have images and/or footage of many of them.

Research and Fact-checking
Whenever possible we will assist journalists with research and fact checking. We always give priority to media from our 21 core international markets (see http://www.visitbritain.org/aboutus/overseasnetwork/index.aspx for our core markets)