Granting Licences

In principle, sub-licences can also be granted for the use of sections of IWF media in film and television or for the public performance of whole films.

Contact person for sublicensing sections for film and television and any other licensing requests:

Elke Brehm
Tel.: +49 511 762-8138
KNM@tib.eu

Contact person for sublicensing films for public performance:

Thomas Werner
Tel.: +49 511 762-14222
KNM@tib.eu

List of fees for granting licences of TIB

1. General information

Licence fees vary according to the type of use in question, and are charged based on the following scale.

2. Price scale

2.1 Licence fees for commercial use

2.1.1 Broadcasting rights

As a general rule, the following licence fee applies for national and international formats

  • € 500 for up to 30 sec. of material (VAT does not apply)
  • Else € 1000 per minute of material or part thereof (VAT does not apply)

The following types of use are included:

  • global transmission
  • provision on the internet (streaming without a download option)
  • 7 days catch up TV (streaming without a download option)
  • an infinite number of repeats within the licence period

The licence is valid for 5 years.

As a general rule, the following licence fee applies for regional formats

  • € 200 for up to 30 sec. of material (VAT does not apply)
  • Else € 400 per minute of material or part thereof (VAT does not apply)

The following types of use are included:

  • regional broadcast
  • provision on the internet (streaming without a download option)
  • 7 days catch up TV (streaming without a download option)
  • infinite number of repeats within the licence period

The licence is valid for 5 years.

The following applies to all formats:

Some materials are only available in analogue film formats. If materials are available at TIB in digital format, they will usually only be in SD quality. If the customer requires a better level of quality, the material can be scanned in HD resolution by a service provider at the customer’s expense. If You provide TIB with the digital version in HD resolution, the licence fee will be reduced to € 500 (national and international formats) and € 200 (regional formats) per minute.

2.1.2 Repeats outside the licence period

If additional repeat broadcasts are aired after the 5 years, TIB charges:

  • € 500 per minute of material or part thereof (VAT does not apply)

This includes

  • one (1) repeat
  • as well as 7 days catch up TV for the repeat.
2.1.3 Distribution of the production as a DVD, Blu-ray or via online sales platforms

If the production is to be sold digitally offline or via online sales platforms (DVD, Blu-ray, download and the like), an additional licence fee will be charged:

  • € 300 per minute of material or part thereof (VAT does not apply)
2.1.4 Public Performance

If the production is performed in public, this will cost

  • € 200 per minute of material or part thereof (VAT does not apply)

Licence fees for the performance of entire works are available on request!

2.2 Licence fees for non-commercial use

The following fees apply for materials that are to be publicly performed in the context of non-commercial use:

  • Material not exceeding 15 minutes: € 75 (VAT does not apply)
  • Material exceeding 15 minutes: € 150 (VAT does not apply)

The licence is valid for 5 years.

Additional fees for non-commercial use are available on request. In case the film is to be used in the context of study, research and teaching, the license fees may be waived in justified exceptional cases. TIB promotes artistic and cultural events in the Federal Republic of Germany without entrance fees.

Last amended: 07/2018

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