Radio and television

PPL’s rights to license online services mainly cover radio and television broadcasters whose content is made available online as:

  • Internet simulcasts
  • Listen-again/catch-up (On-demand streaming and temporary downloads of full programmes)

A full list of restrictions and other important provisions are provided in the licence agreements themselves.

Online Radio and Services
PPL licenses many different uses of recorded music on the internet, from linear to customised radio services.

Go to online radio and services

Streaming and other online services

Other types of online services licensed by PPL:

Service typeDescription
Live ‘real time’ streamingWhere all users receive the same content at the same time.  For example, audio and audio-visual content (often referred to as ‘webcasts’).
Customised streamingWhere users can influence the content they receive. For example, audio content that has limited interactivity (such as limited skips per hour).

Get in contact

If you have any specific licensing questions regarding using music online, please direct your queries to our Broadcast Licensing team at