Coach And Bus Licence
Screen the latest Hollywood films onboard your coaches
Get the most out of your Coach & Bus Licence this year and apply now for your 2012/13 licence.
For £150 excluding VAT per coach you are covered to show movies from a wide range of studios including but not limited to Warner Bros. Sony Pictures, Pathé and Eros International. For a full list of participating studios please click here.
The annual licence allows companies to screen their own legitimately acquired Blu-ray, DVD or VHS copies of films to passengers on board for all Filmbank's participating studios. The annual licence runs from 1st February to 31st January on a non pro-rata basis.
Under UK copyright law, a coach or bus wishing to play a film in public will generally require the consent (licence) of the copyright owner before doing so. ‘In public’ means, broadly speaking, to an audience outside of his/her domestic or home circle. If the coach or bus does not obtain the required licence they risk infringing copyright.
So, in nearly all cases, if you are playing films outside your domestic or home circle, you will need to obtain a licence to do so. Please ensure you are showing your films within the law and your coach or bus is screening films legitimately.
In order to be licensed to show films on board a coach, bus or public vehicle, it is essential that your organisation apply for a Coach & Bus Licence. Please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7984 5921 for an application form.
The Coach & Bus Licence covers all films from the list of participating studios/distributors as set out at participating studios or you can call Filmbank on +44 (0) 20 7984 5921.
The Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL)
Please note that Coach and Bus operators may only obtain a Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL) if their vehicle(s) have one overhead/single screen. If the vehicle(s) have multiple screens or back seat TVs please apply for the Coach & Bus Licence. For more information please visit the Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL) section.
For more information about the Coach Licence please call +44(0)20 7984 5921, alternatively email email@example.com