UTV Radio makes Listen Again deal with PPL
UTV Media (GB) has become the first radio group to make a direct agreement with PPL to cover the group’s 30-day listen again service online.
The licence updates UTV Media (GB)’s existing live broadcast and internet simulcast rights agreement and adds the ability for UTV to offer a 30 day listen again service across each of its 14 radio stations. This is the first time that PPL has licensed a commercial radio group to offer listen-again services.
Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy, UTV Media (GB) said “We’re pleased to be bringing our music licensing arrangements up to date via this new licence with PPL. The opportunity to introduce listen-again services is great news for our music radio audiences. In addition, this agreement will enable our continued use of music within talkSPORT’s award-winning sports radio output.”
Tony Clark, Director of Licensing, PPL said “This agreement is good news for both commercial radio and PPL’s members. Having previously discussed the licensing of listen again rights for radio programmes with a number of major broadcasters, we hope that this will be the first of more such agreements with the commercial radio sector.”
UTV’s stations across England and Wales are comprised of national station talkSPORT and 13 local commercial music radio stations – Pulse 1, Pulse 2, Signal 1, Signal 2, Signal 107, Juice FM, The Wave, Swansea Sound, Radio Wave, Wish FM, Wire FM, Tower FM and Peak FM.