Local TV licence

Who needs this licence

TV channels that broadcast music controlled by us and that have been granted a Local Digital Television Programme Service (L-DTPS) by Ofcom.

What this licence covers

The UK broadcast of members’ music as part of programmes, adverts and trailers on linear TV channels.

The copying in the UK of members' music into programmes and trailers, and if necessary, MCPS Production Music in adverts.

2019 licence fees 

* optional
DPSA (Digital Preferred Service Area)
Licence fee 
(per annum)
Advertising 'Top-Up' fee*
Reach 1.5m or less £16,933
£3,387
Reach 1m or less £13,546
£2,822
Reach 750k or less £10,160
£2,258
Reach 500K or less £6,773
£1,693
Reach 250K or less £3,387 £1,129

Apply for a licence

Please complete the application form and email to tvchannels@prsformusic.com or post to the following address:

Broadcast Licensing
PRS for Music
2 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG

Once we have received your application, we will assign you an account manager who will be in contact to set up your licence. For further information please contact the licensing team on +44 (0)20 3741 4151.

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