Hot Under the Collar
Hot Under the Collar, or HUTC for short, was formed in 1993 and has provided a wide range of content for our Broadcast clients World-wide. We are best known for its light entertainment news but also delivers media coverage for numerous sporting events and more mainstream serious news and features. Much of our footage can be found on the prestigious global TV news feeds and as a consequence our stories are regularly aired on NBC, BBC News, Fox News, ITN, TVNZ, ZDF and countless other broadcasters across the globe.
Our strength in the Broadcast arena is matched with our creativity and vision in the Corporate sector. Unlike others, we start from a different perspective. HUTC’s broadcast background means we know how to deliver a message but we are also brand aware. This means we are attuned to how you come across to your customers, clients and audience. Furthermore, we understand the need to keep the viewer entertained, engaged and informed whilst adding the sparkle that makes your message stand out. As a result, HUTC provide a broad array of solutions and services to meet your current media needs and to anticipate future ones.
The HUTC Footage Archive
HUTC offers a stunning Footage Archive Library that contains a wealth of eye-catching imagery, covering an array of sports, a vast range of British cultural and ‘eccentric’ footage as well human interest stories that are a little off kilter or quirky. Hot Under the Collar has established a unique international reputation for providing unusual and fun footage clips and content for broadcasters, advertising and PR agencies as well as websites and other digital content around the world.
Hot Under the Collar are based on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. We are ideally situated to serve clients in London and the South East with mainline train services and motorway networks nearby. That said, geography is no constraint to the assignments we undertake which has taken us to every continent; including the North and South Pole!
Working with the most prestigious global news wires, HUTC is uniquely placed to bring your news story to a wider audience
Seen it all before? Think again! Want something a little different from the usual stock footage collections? Check out the HUTC Archive
HUTC create value for business and brands through content. Make the impact you need, get your message noticed!
We use a network of established, experienced Broadcast personnel based in strategic areas of the United Kingdom.
News for a Global Audience
HUTC knows how to deliver news; we have been providing news stories to our TV Broadcast clients for over a decade. Often our stories are available on the global TV news feeds such as Reuters TV News, AP and SNTV and so our content regularly appears in news bulletins around the world and increasingly digital web content and social media networks.
HUTC is best known for its light entertainment news but we also deliver media coverage for numerous sporting events and more mainstream serious news and features.
On other occasions, due to the nature of a story or the nationality of the key people involved, we would deal with a particular Broadcaster, sometimes on a regional basis but often the appropriate International News Channel. Whatever the method, if you have a story that should go global, we can make it happen!
As well as providing news content direct, we offer crewing and editing services for clients requiring presenter led reports or those who simply need a non-presenter led piece or feature tailored to their needs.
The HUTC Archive is a unique collection, covering an array of sports, a vast range of British cultural and ‘eccentric’ footage as well human interest and stories that are a little off kilter or quirky. Hot Under the Collar has established a enviable international reputation for providing unusual and fun content for broadcast or other digital usage from a traditional style advertisement or PR campaign or viral. is a unique collection, covering an array of sports, a vast range of British cultural and ‘eccentric’ footage as well human interest and stories that are a little off kilter or quirky. Hot Under the Collar has established a enviable international reputation for providing unusual and fun content for broadcast or other digital usage from a traditional style advertisement or PR campaign or social media content.
If your project needs library footage or if you are looking for that unusual or amusing clip for your programme, we can offer a wealth of imagery, covering an array of sports as well as a vast range of British and ‘Eccentric’ footage. Our collection includes many unusual if not bizarre races, competitions and championships.
We can usually respond to enquiries within 24 hours. We know our material really well so can save you time by pre-selecting or suggesting the right sort of material for your show or assignment. We licence our material on a non-exclusive basis and our fees are based on the licence parameters required.
Unlike other niche footage archives, we are constantly adding new material to the HUTC Footage Library so do ask us about our newest material.
Corporate Production Services
THE FUTURE IS CHANGE – GET AHEAD
Our focus is on developing high-quality, unique and creative media content that engages whilst effectively communicating your message. Of course, not everything captures the imagination of discerning news editors, for this your story must have something that makes it really newsworthy, but our expertise can assess its chances of success. If you are simply looking to promote a product, service or your company, other methods of communication maybe more appropriate, such as a video promo, but don’t despair; we can help with those too!
We build strong, lasting relationships with our clients who appreciate our different approach, fresh ideas and the expertise and guidance we provide throughout the production process. Call us now to discuss your next media production big or small.
We want you to get ahead. That’s why we tailor content for any platform, ensuring you maximize the exposure of your project, message or news.
IT ALL HAPPENS HERE
HUTC provides a comprehensive service, from pre-production and planning through to the final delivery of your completed project. That means that you’ll experience a professional service from concept to delivery but in a way that not only feels personal, but is!
ONLINE CAMPAIGNS – WEB VIDEOS, SOCIAL MEDIA ETC
Your website is the shop window to your brands online presence and video is increasingly an essential way to engage your audience. We can produce content that reflects your brand and ethos that sits proudly to host on your website or can be shared throughout your social media avenues.
Sounds boring – it doesn’t have to be. Are you willing to think outside the box to make something your audience actually wants to watch, the only limit is your imagination and budget.
If you want to shout about your new product or service, moving imagery can showcase your concept and make your product shine!
HUTC add real value with their crewing services. Our clients need a range of solutions, sometimes it is simply a producer or a cameraman for a straightforward piece to camera, but more frequently they need an individual or team with combined skills that can produce, shoot and edit. By using HUTC’s expertise in this manner, costs are kept to a minimum.
Shoot and Edit facilities
We have all the equipment required to produce Broadcast ready videos, programmes, news reports, promos; don’t be shy, give us a call to discuss your needs.
As for editing – we either edit on-site (Mac laptops) or in our production suite which is located in Sussex.
Our crews have a wealth of experience and have worked for all major UK Broadcasters and many International clients. Although we are based in the UK, our crews have worked in over 30 countries in the past five years; most recently The North Pole, Antarctica, Nepal, South Africa, USA, Canada, Norway, Chile, Finland, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India and much of Europe.
In addition, we have good relations with a number of top freelancers in their field and equipment hire companies to meet all other job requirements. So if you would like high end visual effects, or complex compositing work, drop us a line.
With the latest equipment and techniques we can adapt to any style of production that is required. In short, at HUTC, we just love what we do and that is reflected in our work.
Just a selection of Broadcasters below where our content has been aired.
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