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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…

Licence Updates

DfE Copyright Deals Make Licensing for Schools Simpler

The Department for Education have just issued two press releases regarding their continued support for centralising the payment of licence… Read more

ERA yn Lansio Llyfryn Gwybodaeth Newydd

I gyd-fynd â lansiad y drwydded ERA newydd, mae ERA wedi datblygu llyfryn gwybodaeth newydd. Gallwch lawrlwytho copi pdf o’r… Read more

ERA Licence tariff rates for Schools confirmed from April 2015

The tariff rates for schools for the ERA Licences running from 1 April 2015 were set following discussions with stakeholders… Read more

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Adapting the Classics

  There are some novels that always feature on curriculums from GCSE to degree level and watching film adaptations or… Read more

#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week- Perspectives: War Art with Eddie Redmayne

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

#TV for Teachers – Pick of the Week – The Last Days of… Julius Caesar

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