Frequently asked questions

What curriculum are the clips aligned to?

Video clips have been tagged to all topics in the UK curriculum and a version of the USA Common Core. We can ingest any curriculum onto the boclips platform and semantically match videos to topic descriptions and learning outcomes. Please email us at if you would like to find out more about uploading your own curriculum.

How does pricing work?

boclips offers single clip sales on a PAYG basis and yearly subscriptions with volume-driven discounts. To request more information about a subscription model get in touch by emailing us at

What license do I get with my subscription?

You will get an education license only. You will also need to sign our license agreement. Licenses can be different in geographical coverage or duration. Our standard license is worldwide for 5 years.

What are your licensing terms and conditions?

When you license our footage, you will be asked to sign a license agreement. Please contact us at for a copy of our license agreement.

What is Stock footage? News? Instructional clips? TV clips?

Stock footage is generally between seven seconds and thirty seconds long, either mute or with natural sound. It is ideal for bespoke content creation.

News footage comes from a news bulletin or documentary and is generally voiced. It offers real-life and up-to-date context for learning.

Instructional clips are specialized videos pedagogically tailored to learning outcomes. They contain insights from experts and educators.

TV clips are bitesize branded programming usually cut from longer broadcast documentaries.

What is education use?

Educational Use refers to Knowledgemotion’s right to license the Licensed Material to an Educational Publisher so the Educational Publisher may use the Licensed Material in a Publication (digital textbook, DVD, a closed network e.g. password-protected website, intranet and Learning Management System) and may exploit this Publication by selling the Publication to schools, colleges, universities and at home learning (“End User”). End User shall have the right to stream or otherwise access the Licensed Material as it is incorporated in the Publication i.e. on DVD), but may not download, edit, alter or distribute the Licensed Material in any way without the content owner’s express written consent. Licenses are provided on a non-exclusive basis. Promotional usage is not included.

Do I still need to clear footage?

All the rights for our footage are clearly labelled with each clip. All our footage is rights-ready and doesn’t require any additional clearances.

Can I use the footage for promotional usages?

Our videos cannot be used to promote or advertise your product in any way.

Do you have a research service?

We’re always here to help, if you can’t find the clip you’re looking for please email us at and our Research team will provide some suggestions.

How often is your content updated?

We have daily API feeds from some content partners and we are constantly adding new collections and content partners to our library, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at

What is your privacy policy?

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