Motion Picture Licensing Company (Asia) Limited
- TV & Film
MPLC started operations in the United States in 1986 to facilitate the public performance of video cassettes. The company has since expanded to become the largest non-theatrical licensing company in the world, operating in 34 markets and representing more than 1,000 film and television producers, including the major Hollywood studios. MPLC opened its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong in 2018.
Home entertainment DVDs, downloads, internet streams, and TV programs are intended for private, domestic use only (as per the warning that appears before the film or on its packaging). Whether in a hotel lobby, on a coach, in a waiting room, or anywhere outside of one's home, viewing such products constitutes a ''public performance'' under sections 15 and 28 of the Thai Copyright Act B.E. 2537. Such screenings are illegal unless properly licensed.