There will almost always be a reproduction or reformatting of musical works in television broadcasting and CAPASSO simplifies the application process for broadcast Users.  Due to the increase of independent channels now available on DSTV and ETV Open View, new Broadcasters can legally broadcast music without having to pre-clear the rights with the copyright owners, by simply obtaining a Blanket Licence from CAPASSO.  

SABC, Multichoice, ETV and MTV have benefitted for many years from blanket licence arrangements with both performing rights and mechanical rights organisations.

*Please note, that any agreement entered into with CAPASSO will exclude the rights to the Master Sound Recording, which can be obtained directly from the record company or the producer.