Who we are

ERA – opening up a world of broadcast learning resources

Television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK offer educators a rich and diverse source of material to support teaching and to enhance learning.

The ERA Licensing Scheme provides a single point of clearance for all rights necessary for educational establishments at all levels of education to create and use resources obtained from broadcast materials whether on television or radio. Educational establishments need an ERA Licence if they enable students or teachers to use material sourced from broadcasts for teaching purposes. This includes enabling access to catch up services of UK broadcasters when terms and conditions link with the ERA Licence.

As a not for profit organisation, we only cover our administration costs from the money we collect from licensing. We pay everything else to our Members. This ensures that Rightsholders are being paid fairly for the work they have created.

Do you have a licence?

Most educational establishments in the UK hold current ERA licences, either in the form of an individual licence or as part of a blanket license agreement; for example, where a local authority has entered into an agreement with ERA on behalf of all its schools.

Not sure if your institution holds a licence? Find out more…

Need more details on what the licence covers? Click here…

Need to know how much the licence costs? Find out more…



Latest News

ERA Licence tariff rates confirmed for schools from April 2017

The tariff rates for schools for the ERA Licences running from 1 April 2017 have been agreed with the Department… Read more

ERA Office Move

The ERA team are currently moving offices we will be unavailable until Monday 19th December. Please email us during this… Read more

ERA Office Move – 19th December 2016

On 19th December 2016 ERA will be moving to new offices. Our new address will be: 1st Floor, Barnard’s Inn,… Read more

Our Blog

The British Empire #TVforTeachers Pick of the Week

Study of the British Empire or the causes and effects of British imperialism are topics covered by most A-level syllabuses,… Read more

#TVforTeachers Pick of the Week – Alan Bennett’s Diaries

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make the best use of material available to them, we highlight… Read more

ERA’s Pick of the week #TVforHE – Zero Day

As a part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make the best use of material available to them, we… Read more