Do I need a PPL Licence?

If you include commercially-released music tracks within programmes and/or promos on your TV channel, you will need a PPL Licence. This licence enables you to broadcast over 13 million recordings, enhancing your channel’s output.

What is a PPL TV Broadcasting licence?

Our TV licences cover all programming made by or for the relevant broadcaster’s channels. Independent TV production companies do not need to be licensed separately for the initial use of programmes commissioned by a PPL-licensed broadcaster.

If a TV broadcaster, production company or distributor wishes to sell programmes to another broadcaster or online service, they will need to hold a separate PPL Secondary Sales Agreement.

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Music video licensing

We handle the licensing of music videos within TV broadcasts through our sister company, VPL.

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Contact us

If you have any further queries relating to licensing your TV channel or are ready to apply for your licence, please complete and return this information sheet to us at