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How does the MPLC Public Performance Licence for TV programmes and Movies work in practice?

MPLC Public Performance Licences are very affordable, easy to buy and can be in place immediately. 

  • You pay us a simple, affordable annual fee based on the type and size of your site, location or business. 
  • You do not need to report to us, or anyone else, which TV programmes or movies that you show. You are free to show any licensed programme at any time and without limits or restrictions.
  • You can use any legal media as a source of programmes. That includes broadcast on television, DVD’s, satellite,cable TV channels or viewed from the internet. – anything that is labelled “for personal private use only”. When you have an MPLC Public Performance Licence that removes the “personal private use” restriction from the media that you use.

The only restrictions are that you cannot charge an admission fee to watch movies or programmes and you cannot advertise the the fact that you are showing a specific film or show to anyone other than a closed group of the patrons of your licensed premises.

If you want to charge an admission fee or promote the showing of a specific film or show in a more public way then you need a Single Title Movie Licence, which we can also help you with.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact MPLC at +353 (0) 65 68 20368 send us an email to

Contact us now to ask questions, find out how much a licence will cost or to get licensed today.