Health clubs and leisure centres can apply for the following licences through ukactive:

MPLC (Motion Picture Licensing Company)

Following changes in Copyright Law in June 2016, an MPLC licence is required from January 2017 for health clubs/leisure centres who show TV programmes and/or films on their premises.

ukactive Press Release - Feb 2017

ukactive has negotiated the following deal on behalf of the industry:

·         a flat rate tariff per site per year

·         2017 = £237.50 + vat / 2018 = £244.63 + vat

·         10% discount for ukactive members

·         Six month grace period (July 2016 – Dec 2016)

·         Flexible payment options


We will be contacting ukactive members to establish whether you need this licence.


PPL ‘Exercise to Music’ Tariff  (PPLPP222)

Since 1st May 2013, it has been the responsibility of operators of fitness centres to hold a licence to cover ETM Fitness Classes conducted on their premises.

Licence Fees

1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 = £1.47 (plus vat) per class

1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018 = £1.51 (plus vat) per class

ukactive members will receive a 10% discount on this tariff. For a full explanation of the tariff, please refer to the Useful Documents.  If you wish to apply for a licence please contact our licensing team.

Please note, if you also play music in the 'background' on your premises, this is a separate tariff and you need to organise this through PPL. ukactive are not able to licence you for the 'background music' tariff.


VPL (Video Performance Ltd)

A VPL licence is required if you are using Zoom Media’s TV network channel.

This licence covers you for the public performance of music videos.


Please email or call 020 7400 8635.



Asda Active