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 Supports World IP Day 26 April 2016

WIPO has announced the World Intellectual Property Day 26 April 2016, celebrating digital creativity across the world. This year the… Read more

ERA moves to new agent for administering licensing independent schools in England & Wales from 1 April 2016

From 1 April  2016 The Centre for Education and Finance Management (CEFM) has been appointed to act as ERA’s agent… Read more

Celebrating Talent Ahead of the Learning on Screen Awards

On Thursday 3rd of March, as a part of the AoC Annual College HE Conference and Exhibition, ERA’s chief executive… Read more

Our Blog

Pick of the Week – BBC Radio on Shakespeare

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

ERA and ClickView present: #TVforteachers

Television and radio in the UK can provide teachers with an incredible wealth of teaching resources.  However, having copies of… Read more

#TVforTeachers – Arena: All the World’s a Screen

As a part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Festival, BBC Four’s Arena strand is taking a look back over the history… Read more