If you are using wireless microphones, talkback (walkie-talkies) and production services for radio and TV, you will need a 'Programme making and special events' (PMSE) licence - these are required by law if directly associated with a performance or event.
Please be aware that the business as usual licence application processing time for Ofcom PMSE is 72 hours. During busy times it is necessary for the team to operate within this timeframe. Stakeholders are advised to ensure that they have considered this timescale when submitting requests that may impact their own deadlines.
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Details of all our fees for PMSE licensing, as well as fees calculators to help you work out the costs.
Frequently asked questions about PMSE licences.
Technical information about frequencies and equipment types.