Monitoring Agencies

NLA Media Access (NLA) grants licences to UK and International media monitoring agencies which supply content in paper and digital format to clients. The media monitoring agency (MMO) can select one, or a number of our licences depending on their client copying requirements.

If you’re looking to get an MMO licence or if you have any questions, please contact our Client Services team:

Licence options for MMOs include:

Paper <br>Licence

Allows MMO to photocopy newspaper content to supply clients in the form of press packs.

Charges are on a per copy basis subject to a monthly minimum fee.

Electronic Licence
Electronic Licence

Scanning and storing of NLA content and supply of articles via a secure portal or website.
Charged on a per copy basis based on the number of articles made available to clients.
There is also an additional scanning charge which is based on the number of clients supplied by the agency.

Print Database <br>Licence
Print Database

Access to eClips XML &IDS content feed for keyword searching. Delivery of content to clients using eClips hosted PDFs

The Database licence fees include an annual subscription fee and a per copy fee.

Web Database Licence
Web Database Licence

Right to copy and supply in the form of links selected newspaper website material to clients.

Charges are based on the number of clients being supplied NLA media access web content.

eClipsWeb Licence
eClipsWeb Licence

Access to the eClipsWeb feed of newspaper websites and supplying links or copies to clients.

Charges based on the number of clients being supplied NLA media access web content.

eClips International
eClips International

The supply of NLA represented publishers’ content outside the UK.

A few key points…

  • Electonic and Database Licences allows MMOs and their clients 28 days of access to digitally stored content, after which time they must be deleted.
  • The Database Licence is the only way to be licensed for digital copies of NewsUK print content
  • The eClipsWeb Licence is the only way to be licensed for NewsUK web content. The Web Database Licence (WDL) does not permit scraping of News UK sites.

Reporting and Audits

All licensed media monitoring agencies are subject to monthly reporting and annual auditing requirements. They are also required to register all digital users with us and access to web portals must be restricted to clients via unique username and password.