Welsh Independent Production Companies (IPC) licence

Who needs this licence?

Independent Production Companies (IPCs) that make TV programmes for S4C.

What this licence covers?

The copying of members' music into TV programmes for broadcast on S4C.

The copying of sound recordings controlled by PPL into TV programmes for S4C.

The Welsh IPC licence excludes certain works which can be found on the list below. These works need to be cleared directly with the publishers.

2017 licence fee for commercial works

Channel Initial TX covered Primary TX Additional 1 TX Additional 5 TX
Prog. related material
S4C Digital

5 tx +/- 35 day VOD

£51 £16 £51
£15
Red Button n/a £16 n/a n/a
£11

2017 licence fee for PPL sound recordings

Channel Initial TX covered Primary TX Additional 1 TX Additional 5 TX
Prog. related material
S4C Digital 5 tx +/- 35 day VOD £51 £16 £51
£15
Red Button n/a £16 n/a n/a
£11

2017 licence fees for MCPS Production Music

Licence category S4C (all media) Worldwide (all media) Worldwide excl. UK (all media)
UK (all media)
Single cue £21 £71 £36
£36
Single track £46 £153 £77
£77
Single production £168 £560 £280
£280
Single series (up to 8 productions) £595 £2,000 £1,000
£1,000
Annual deal - single IPC
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
From £5,000 From £2,500
From £2,500
Annual deal - group IPC
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033
By negotiation:
Call +44 (0)20 3741 4033

Apply for a licence

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

Broadcast Licensing
2 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG

Once we have received your application, we'll assign you an account manager who will be in contact to set up your licence. For further information please contact the Welsh licensing team on +44 (0)20 3741 4033.

N.B. You'll need to submit cuesheets within 14 days of delivering your production to the broadcaster.