Weather Channel license

Viewing 4 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #78161
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hello videomakers, Some Weather Channel producer saw my video on You Tube and they want to license it for use in an upcoming Weather Channel series.  They offered me $50 OR giving me credit on the series for  my video.  What is normal when it comes to something like this?  $50 seems pretty low.  Also, the agreement  they sent over says that if they forget to give me credit, then too bad.  What should I do? 

    • #210549
      Brian
      Participant

      Be happy they offered you anything, take the $50 and go and have dinner.

    • #210551
      Robert
      Participant

      What type of video is it? $50 is somewhat in range for a generic royalty free license (for a 30-60 second clip) that you would see on pond5 or some other similar stock video site, but if the video is somewhat more unique, it could probably get a better price.  

       

      If they are just going to use it pretty quickly in a segment, it might not be worth too much to them to use, so better to have $50 in your pocket than not?

    • #210557
      EddieValiant
      Participant

      Read the agreement carefully. It probably gives them exclusive broadcast rights to it for a period of time or in perpetuity, which means no one else can broadcast it. They may also give themselves the right to license it out to other broadcasters and not pay you any royalty. If that's the case, are you OK with that?

       

      Or maybe they just want it for a one time showing. When you've read the offer in detail post what you've found out. It would help all who read these forums.

    • #210558
      designcbts
      Participant

      Pretty cool, congratulations!  I agree with Ed, just know what you're giving up before you commit either way…

Viewing 4 reply threads
  • The forum ‘Outdoor Video’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Best Products

The best video editing plugins — 2021

An essential part of being a post-production specialist is knowing your tools and how to use them. But it is equally important to know when another tool will increase your ability and efficiency.
homicide-bootstrap

Need help making a stellar first video?

FREE

Download our free eBook with 8 tips to get on the right track and create a video that you can be proud of.

Giveaway

THE ESSENTIAL VLOGGING TOOLKIT

Given away to one lucky winner

Competition is open worldwide

ENTER TO WIN