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Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sectors in the UK and abroad, providing critical data, network and communications services. They work in partnership with major broadcasters and utilities like the BBC, ITV, Sky, Global, Bauer, Thames Water and Anglian Water to meet everyone’s demand for information, content and entertainment and enabling a switched-on world to flow. They are also central to national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK, consistently delivering digital TV, analogue and digital radio to people in all corners of the country.
BBC Sounds brings together all of the BBC’s live and on-demand audio in one place. Listeners can discover and enjoy music mixes, podcasts and radio from the BBC when and wherever they want. Listen on the app, via your smart speaker, on your smart TV and online.
Audible is a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible.co.uk content includes more than 700,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Originals. Audible has millions of members around the world who download nearly 4 billion hours of content annually and listen across a wide range of supported devices. Recent notable releases from Audible include its smash hit podcast Alan Partridge: From the Oasthouse, Neil Gaiman’s seminal graphic novel series turned into audio The Sandman and French & Saunders Titting About.
PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2020 they collected £225.7 million while also distributing money to over 135,000 performers and recording rights holders.
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 155,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music, with £699m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.
Radiocentre is the industry body for commercial radio, representing the medium at the heart of the audio revolution. Radio reaches 90% of the UK every week and we work on behalf of the commercial stations keeping the nation informed and entertained. Radiocentre is here to help bring the audio sector together, support policymakers and assist advertisers to use audio ambitiously and successfully.
The most respected names in the broadcast industry choose RCS as their software partner. RCS provides the most advanced, reliable, intuitive and flexible broadcast tools on the planet. Because our clients are based worldwide, our tools are multilingual too. And, of course, our customers are backed up by the legendary RCS 24/7 world-class support. Alongside GSelector, Zetta and Aquira, our customers have access to the incredible “from-anywhere” flexibility of Selector2GO, Zetta2GO and Aquira2GO. RCS is putting the power of its cutting-edge software into the hands of every user, anywhere they may be. And for customers who want cloud-based solutions, RCS is already there.