C4 acquires an exclusive extendable licence under its Commissioning Agreement in the Core C4 Service Rights and the Support Rights. These rights are listed in Column 1 and Column 3 of Schedule 1 (together referred to as "Core Transmission Rights") in the Agreement and the definitions for each right can be found in the General Terms.
The licence period of C4's rights commences upon signature of the Commissioning Agreement and expires 3 years from technical acceptance of all the programmes.
For information of C4's exploitation of VOD rights please refer to Clause 19 of the General Terms of the Commissioning Agreement.
Core Secondary Transmission Rights
The Core Secondary Transmission Rights are described in Column 2a of Schedule 1 in the Commissioning Agreement.
Please refer to C4's holdback policy in Appendix 2 and Clauses 24 and 29 of the General Terms for further information.
Secondary Rights (including Consumer Products Rights)
The Secondary Rights are described in Schedule 2 of the Commissioning Agreement and the definitions for each right can be found in the General Terms.
Please refer to Clause 21 of the General Terms for further information.
The split of Net Receipts can be found in Clause 12 of the Commissioning Agreement.
Music and Clearances
The Production Company is responsible for 3rd party clearances (music/archive/stills etc).
'Cleared' means agreed and paid for within the budget/price to C4.
'Clearable' means the rights can be acquired in the future (as agreed with the rights holder) but have not been paid for within the budget/price to C4.
Please refer to the C4 Music Guide (update in progress) or a Quick Guide to Commercial Music Clearances for further information on music usage.
Please refer to the Soundmouse Questions and Answers document for details of the online music cue sheet processing procedure.
Clips and Programme Use
Please refer to the following Clips and Programme Use table for a list of contacts.
Producers are now required to complete their Programme as Completed form data on Silvermouse. Silvermouse is an on-line PAC form system developed by Soundmouse with advice and guidance from C4.
Please refer to the Silvermouse Questions and Answers document for all the help and information you will need for processing your data.
The Rights Department is available to producers to answer general enquiries about copyright and copyright clearance - Talent, Music, Archive, etc.
Tel 020 7306 8460.