PPL licenses UK broadcasters to use recorded music on the radio, on TV, and in certain types of online services. This makes it simple for you to broadcast a vast range of recorded music lawfully, whilst also ensuring that the many thousands of performers and recording rightsholders we represent can receive a fair payment for the use of their work.
What is a PPL Broadcast Licence?
A Broadcast Licence from PPL gives you legal permission to broadcast virtually all commercially-released recordings in the UK. For radio, this includes music use across a variety of different platforms including AM, FM, DAB, satellite and online. For TV, this includes terrestrial, satellite and cable TV services in the UK, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Picking the right licence for you
We offer licences for many different types of radio stations, including those broadcasting on AM, FM, DAB and Freeview. We can also cover your UK internet simulcast. For further information, including costs, explore the licence types below.
We license over 250 TV channels in the UK, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky. We also license online simulcasting, catch-up services and satellite broadcasts from the UK into other countries.
Our TV licences cover programmes and promotions made by or for the relevant broadcaster’s channels.
If a TV broadcaster, production company or distributor wishes to sell programmes to another broadcaster or online service (whether in the UK or around the world), they will need to hold a separate PPL Secondary Sales Licence.
We license a number of online services, including internet-only radio stations, listen-again services and simulcasts of UK radio broadcasts when they are received outside the UK. For further information, including costs, explore the licence types below.