Reporting requirements

Reporting requirements vary depending on the type of licence you hold.

Internet Radio Stations

Small Webcaster LicenceStandard Webcaster Licence
Small Webcaster licensees provide quarterly Webcasting Reports detailing:Non-commercial licensees provide quarterly Webcasting Reports and Territory Reports detailing:Commercial licensees provide full quarterly reports detailing:

  • the station’s Total Listener Hours (the total time that all users listened to the station)

  • the average number of tracks played per hour.

The Total Listener Hour information is available from most internet radio streaming providers.

Licensees can provide their required reporting online.

Provide your Webcasting Reports online

  • the station’s Total Listener Hours (the total time that all users listened to the station)

  • the average number of tracks played per hour

  • the percentage of Listener Hours by country (for example, 90% in the UK, 5% in Germany and 5% in France).


Licensees also provide twice-yearly Programme Reports detailing every track played by the station over a seven day period.

  • the station’s Total Listener Hours (the total time that all users listened to the station)

  • the average number of tracks played per hour
    the percentage of Listener Hours by country (for example, 90% in the UK, 5% in Germany and 5% in France)

  • Every track played by the station.

AM, FM and DAB radio stations

Community RadioCommercial Radio
Community Radio licensees provide an annual report detailing the station’s Net Broadcasting Revenue (85% of gross revenue).Commercial Radio licensees provide regular reporting of stations’ Net Broadcasting Revenue (85% of gross revenue).
Licensees will also provide information relating to any Internet Simulcast Service and/or Small Scale DAB Simulcast Service provided by the station.Licensees also report every track played by their station or stations. If a station does not use a digital play-out system or generates less than £4,086,901 in Net Broadcasting Revenue each year, we will request sample music reports covering up to 42 days per year.

 

Student, Hospital, Prison and Short-term Restricted Service Licence radio stations

Regular reporting is not required from these licensees but PPL may request sample reports detailing the tracks played by the station. We will always give notice if asking for this information.

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any further questions about the reporting requirements for your service.

radiobroadcasting@ppluk.com