Photographers and television
Within the Relay’s convoy, a specially adapted media vehicle travels immediately in front of Relay Runners to provide a platform for action photography and filming. Photographers and TV crews can select the areas through which they wish to travel on the media vehicle through the media accreditation process described below. Please note that the complexity of the Relay logistics dictate that photographers/film crews can only be picked up and dropped off at specified and separate locations so transport to and from those locations will need to be organised by the individuals themselves. The exact pickup and drop-off locations will be sent with the accreditation pass.
Among UK broadcasters, the BBC, as the Relay’s Official Broadcast Partner, has exclusive rights to access the media motor home. Other domestic broadcasters are welcome and encouraged to record interviews at lunch stops and evening celebrations and to capture images of the Relay from the roadside. The Relay Media team will work with broadcasters to identify other coverage options.
The media vehicle is not well-suited to the needs of newspaper and radio reporters who are advised to focus on lunch stop, evening celebration or roadside interview opportunities.
National and local newspapers are encouraged to send their own photographers.
QJBR broadcast video package
A three-minute broadcast quality video package covering highlights of the Relay will be played out at 16:00 hours BST daily. This rights-free footage is available to UK and international broadcasters by booking a line to BBC Television Centre in London. Full technical details about the daily video play list will be available on this website.
A shot list for each three-minute package will also be available on this website by 16.00 BST daily.
The Queen’s Jubilee Baton Relay Media Hotline: +44 161 220 2419