The Umbrella License® for Senior Living Communities


Movies and TV are a popular amenity in senior living and health care communities across the country. Maybe you play your residents’ favorite TV shows in the dining room via broadcast, cable or satellite television? Perhaps you have hosted a special movie night in the theater? Does your community have a closed-circuit television system through which you program content on a dedicated in-house channel? Did you know that situations like these require a public performance license?


Copyrighted content is intended for personal, private use only. Showing content in common areas or through a closed-circuit system requires a license. The Umbrella License offers a simple and affordable compliance solution for thousands of senior living and health care communities.


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How Does it Work?


It’s simple. With the Umbrella License you can show unlimited movies, TV and other audiovisual content with the assurance of copyright compliance. Obtain content on your own in any legal format including, but not limited to broadcast, cable or satellite television, DVD, Blu-ray, download, or streaming services. There is no obligation to report the titles shown. Just complete an application and you’ll be on your way.


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More Than 1,000 Rights Holders


Under the Umbrella License you will find content from every genre. MPLC provides annual copyright coverage for more than 1,000 rights holders, ranging from major Hollywood studios to children’s, independent, television, special interest, and international producers with only a few title exclusions.


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