Radio broadcast licences

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Internet radio

A more straightforward way of setting up a radio service is to start an internet/intranet radio station. We do not regulate online-only radio services, and so these stations do not require a licence from Ofcom.

However, to play any music on an online station, you will need the relevant licences from the music royalty collection agencies, PPL and PRS for Music. These organisations operate separately from Ofcom, and you will need to contact them directly to find out if there are any additional requirements and costs.

Additional Services Licence

Following advertisement in December 2021, Ofcom awarded the Additional Services Licence to INRIX UK Ltd. This licence will end no later than 30 April 2031.

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