Hotel Bedrooms, Pub Guest Rooms and other similar accomodation

MPLC have introduced a new tariff for hotels, pubs and other accommodation providers in the UK.

In the last year, MPLC have been in discussions with the major trade hospitality associations negotiating a new standard tariff for the showing of free to air television programmes in hotel bedrooms, guest rooms in pubs and other accommodation providers. These discussions have arisen following changes to legislation in June 2016 in relation to the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

You will already be aware of PRS and PPL, both of whom introduced tariffs many years ago for music and sound recordings on television playing free to air broadcast in guest/hotel bedrooms. We now ask that you consider your use of television and film content in the same way and make the necessary licence application to MPLC. To further clarify, this new MPLC licence for Hotel/Guest Bedrooms is required in addition to the TV Licence and any other MPLC licence you may already hold for communal areas such as the bar, guest lounge, the gym or reception.

The new tariff negotiated with the trade associations includes a £4.00 + VAT per room 'Introductory Rate', a 25% seasonal discount for accommodation open less than 9 months per annum and unlike other licensing organisations, no minimum fee will be applied.  Please refer to our Hotel/Guest Bedroom tariff for further information.

MPLC represent many hundreds of Hollywood and independent film studios together with TV producers for hotels in the UK.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page or contact our licensing team at or call 01323 356100.

You can download a licence application form by pressing here.