Can I reuse BBC content and services for my business?

Page updated: 2 November 2018

You’ll need to get our permission first for any business use, and you might have to pay a fee. Ask for permission to use BBC content here.

When is it a “business use”?

It’s a business use if you’re using any of our services:

  • Substantially to do your job – as an employee, contractor or consultant

  • For commercial purposes – to make a profit

  • For educational, non-profit, charitable or government uses

There are extra rules for businesses about…

… Using metadata

You’ll need a licence to use our metadata (such as images, text, media and the links to them). Apply for a metadata licence.

… Using BBC iPlayer

People on your premises can watch iPlayer programmes on demand.

But you’ll need a TV Licence if people are watching programmes live on iPlayer. For more on that, visit tvlicensing.co.uk

And you’ll need permission if you want to use iPlayer to play a programme or clip to an audience. Ask for permission to play iPlayer to an audience here.

You’re not allowed to charge people to use iPlayer.

... Using feeds

You’ll need to get our permission first for any business use, and you might have to pay a fee.

Here’s who to contact:

For a licence to use (UK) national, regional and local radio feeds.

For a licence to use a feed when you wish to use it for global audiences (users located outside the UK).

For a licence to use podcasts.

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