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Educational Recording Agency | Licensing the use of educational broadcast material

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 educational establishments with a simple means of accessing and using broadcast material both in the classroom and by students at home. You need a licence if you wish to use material sourced from broadcasts (including accessing catch-up TV services of the UK public service broadcasters) for teaching resources.

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…



Licence Updates

Tariff for FE to remain at current rates for a further two years

ERA is pleased to announce that, following discussions with Association of Colleges, Colleges Scotland, Colleges Wales and Colleges Northern Ireland… Read more

Education Licensing Group promotes better understanding of copyright licensing

As part of its work ERA has hosted meetings of the Education Licensing Working Group since its formation in 2013… Read more

Tariff for HE to remain at current rates for a further two years

ERA is pleased to announce that, following discussions with UUK and Guild HE for publication of a tariff to apply… Read more

Our Blog

#TVforHE – Pick of the Week – BBC iPlayer Collections Planetary Flybys

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

S4C’s Patagonia Season

This week S4C are airing a great deal of content looking back on 150 years of ‘Y Wladfa’ – the… Read more

“Defying the Label” new season on BBC3

On 20 July BBC launched a four week season of programmes examining life for young people with a disability, exploring… Read more