Extended License for OEM or Broadcasting


OEM Licenses and Broadcasting Licenses are only available on request and only from .

An OEM License is required if you want to include or bundle astype fonts into one of your products as functional font software.

A Broadcasting License is needed for all kinds of moving image productions such as movies, series, documentaries, live coverage, typically on TV, cinema, network streams and or distribution with the typical storage such as DVD, Blue Ray, film etc. A Broadcasting license is not required if the font is only used for advertising or sales packaging, i.e. does not appear in the film, stream or show itself, e.g. as a logo, backdrop, text ticker or for the credits.

This license is usually a one-time payment about 10 to 25 times the amount of a simple desktop license. The broadcasting license always refers to an already existing desktop license - as an extension or appendix. This (base-) desktop license can also be purchased through an external contractor, proof of an invoice is sufficient.

The broadcasting license always covers one production (1 film, 1 series [1 season], stream or show) only. It has to be licensed prior to first publication. A successor or predecessor is to be evaluated like a second production and needs again a broadcasting license. For a regular show or stream, e.g. a weekly TV show, I rather calculate with a factor of 20. If merchandise are part of the production that are to be marketed with astype fonts, the factor increases further. The factor will even increase if it is a blockbuster production.

On the other hand, a film for Russian television or a nature documentary is more likely to be calculated with a factor of 10. If you are doing a special non-profit project or a project with a social claim, the factor can be lowered below 10.

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Special case: Youtube and Twitch Shows

For a regular Youtube or Twitch show, it depends on the number of viewers of the channel and of the nature of the production.

No additional broadcast license is required for obvious hobby streams or movies with no commercial profit motive, but it depends on the individual case.

Font licenses for web, ebooks, applications and server site installations will be licensed by request. Some of these extended license options are available from my vendors like Fontspring.

 
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