We can provide access to free-to-air and Foxtel pay TV content to support teaching, learning and research at UQ.

Strict copyright regulations apply

  • Television recording is governed by the Screenrights Australian Education Licence.
  • Only UQ academic staff or research higher degree students can request a TV recording
  • Only UQ students and staff can view TV recordings provided by the Library

What can be recorded

  • Recordings must be for teaching or research purposes
  • When requested in advance, content from any free-to-air or Foxtel pay TV channel can be recorded
  • Up to 14 days after broadcast, content from ABC1, ABC2, Seven, Nine, Ten, NITV, SBS1, and SBS2 can be obtained. We'll make our best effort to obtain recordings from other channels after broadcast but it may not be possible.

Requesting a recording

Complete the online form. You'll need to be logged in to the Library.

Request a new TV recording

Recordings made for teaching will be available as a video stream within 10 working days of the broadcast date (we'll email you a link). They will also be added to the Library collection, accessible via UQ Library Search.

Recordings made for research will be supplied as a digital file within 10 working days of the broadcast date.

Access to previously recorded TV programs

TV recordings that have been added to the collection can be discovered using UQ Library Search. See our guide to finding video.

Most recordings are available as streaming video online. Older recordings on DVD or VHS can be requested from the Warehouse.

Recordings on DVD or VHS can be converted to streaming video under certain copyright conditions (section 200AB of the Copyright Act). Anything broadcast after 29 January 1990 can be converted for teaching purposes. Stricter conditions apply to older broadcasts and research purposes. Contact your librarian to discuss conversion.