Cable Retransmission license

According to ORDA Decision no. 79/2014 starting with 31 July 2014, UPFR was appointed as been collecting society so it collects remuneration afferent to cable retransmission for the rights related to copyright, owned by recording companies.

Any user in this category must apply for the license before commencing the retransmission. Having a non-exclusive license granted by a collecting society does not exclude the user’s legal duty to obtain a license from all the collecting societies that represent other rights holders mentioned by the law.

Read the Methodology in effect.

CAREFUL!!! From April 4, 2022, the previous penalty from the Methodologies below no longer applies, but a penalty equal to the legal interest. The level of the delay penalty provided by the methodologies was modified by art. 165 para. 91 of Law no. 8/1996 on copyright and related rights, amended by Law no. 69/2022, in force from 04.04.2022.

UPFR mentions that the article in all license authorizations in force after April 4, 2022 that refers to penalties, is assumed to have been modified by UPFR, in the sense of calculating any penalty after this date with the application of legal interest.

Terms as defined by the Methodology:

Usage – “Within the meaning of the present methodology, by usage we understand the simultaneous genuine integrate retransmission through wire, cable, optical fibre or any other similar means, or through a radio broadcast system with ultra-short waves, in order for the public to receive the initial transmission, with or without wire, satellite, including digital system, of radio broadcast and/or television program services that broadcast music and cinema works or other audiovisual works, written works, visual arts works, videos and music to the public. (Methodology established through ORDA Decision No. 327/2010 P.1)

User – “The user, within the meaning of the present methodology, is the natural or legal person that carries out retransmission activities through cable or satellite, including digital system, as defined in point 1. ” (Methodology established through ORDA Decision No. 327/2010 P.2)


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Types of cable users

The specific segments of users are natural or legal persons that carry out retransmission activities by cable or satellite, also

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The amount of the remuneration for obtaining the Cable Retransmission license

According to the methodology in effect, the value of the remuneration collected represents 0,25% from the base for calculations declared 1329 gesture

The procedure for obtaining the cable retransmission license

Fill out the request here Send the signed and stamped request, copy of Registration Certificate, copy of CNA cable retransmission

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Specific regulations for Cable Retransmission

Methodology for Cable Retransmission ORDA Decision no. 327 of 2010 having as object the final form of the Methodology regarding