In a sea of audiovisual content, our laser focus is on the royalties that accrue to the producers
AGICOA Europe Brussels is a collective management company that is incorporated as a Belgian cooperative company. It monitors the use of audiovisual works on cable or any other similar distribution means, collects the royalties due, and redistributes them to the entitled rightsholder.
It is entrusted with this management by the Ministerial Decree of 10 January 1996. In an ocean of content, AGICOA Europe Brussels is a compass that helps audiovisual producers and operators navigate a challenging legal environment. AGICOA Europe Brussels understands the rights and obligations of each stakeholder. Our laser focus is on the royalties that accrue to the audiovisual producers.
We ensure reliability, transparency, and efficiency in licensing audiovisual content to operators and collecting secondary rights royalties for producers.
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Collective management at a glance
How can rightsholders sign a contract with every single user of their work and ensure that royalties are paid?
New early electronic appointment process for the Administrative Board
In 2020, we introduced the possibility of holding General Assembly meetings in person, remotely or in hybrid format.
Audit of AGICOA’s Annual Financial Statements and Transparency Report: Transparency Builds Trust
AGICOA is not based in the European Union, yet we comply voluntarily with Directive 2014/26/EU on the collective management of copyright and related rights.
Secondary rights. Trust us
Secondary rights are the rights that the operators must acquire from the producers to distribute to the public the TV channels that include the producer’s audiovisual work. AGICOA Europe Brussels will conclude licenses with the operators and collect the royalties from them on behalf of the producers.
The largest international Collective Management Organization for audiovisual producers globally
AGICOA represents more than 30 000 rightsholders worldwide. AGICOA is strictly neutral, operating and treating all rightsholders equally regardless of their nationality or commercial weight.
AGICOA Europe Brussels is strictly neutral, operating and treating all rightsholders equally regardless of their nationality or commercial weight.
AGICOA Europe Brussels is a member of the AGICOA Alliance, which brings together a dozen Collective Management Organizations in key media markets that facilitate the professional handling of intellectual property rights. Based locally and close to their beneficiaries, they share AGICOA’s central services and have leverage negotiating power.
AGICOA Europe Brussels’ corporate bodies are the General Assembly (comprised of the shareholders , the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board, the Managing Director, and the Auditor.