Broadcast coverage and online publication of parliamentary proceedings

6.22The Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit (PBU) within the House of Commons Chamber and Committees service is responsible for audio recording, filming and distribution of public proceedings. The PBU is a bicameral unit and offers the same level of service to the House of Lords under a memorandum of understanding.

The PBU films and distributes live coverage of the main chambers of both Houses, Lords Grand Committee and Westminster Hall, and distributes coverage of committee meetings. The Unit is also a publisher of content, streaming live coverage of proceedings online via www.parliamentlive.tv.

Audio/video coverage of Chambers and committees is complete from the start of public business to its close, including divisions, when ambient sound is provided. Coverage is, by its nature, verbatim and no alterations to the video or corrections to the audio are permitted. No audio video recording takes place where the House has resolved to sit in private.