AGICOA Europe Brussels

About the company

Established in 1984, AGICOA Europe Brussels is a collective management company incorporated as a cooperative company. Representing the producers of audiovisual works, it negotiates on their behalf, negotiates, collects, and distributes royalties from the use of their works, whether via cable satellite, mobile or any other similar means. It is entrusted with this management by the Ministerial Decree of 10 January 1996.

In Belgium, we operate under the terms of articles XI.220 – XI. 228/1 of the Code of Economic Law that have implemented the satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission European Directive 93/83/EEC (CABSAT 1) and the online broadcasting and retransmission European Directive 2019/789/EU (CABSAT 2).

Agicoa Europe Brussels

Its mission

In this digital age, it is sometimes difficult for producers to keep track of how, when and where their works are being used.

AGICOA Europe Brussels monitors the use of audiovisual works on cable or any other similar distribution means, including the transmission by direct injection, collects the royalties from operators, and redistributes them to the entitled rightsholder. AGICOA Europe Brussels is strictly neutral, operating and treating all rightsholders equally regardless of their commercial weight or nationality.

Royalties’ collection may be conducted either directly by AGICOA Europe Brussels, through another member of the AGICOA Alliance, or via other AGICOA external partners (mainly other Collective Management Organizations).


We collect royalties worldwide


Collection EUR 18M

A record amount collected in 2021.

audiovisual works and rights

1,551,841 audiovisual works and rights

The number of declared works and rights was up by 2,1% in 2021.

Global Partners

The AGICOA Alliance

AGICOA Europe Brussels is a member of the AGICOA Alliance. The AGICOA Alliance brings together a dozen collective management organizations in key media markets that facilitate the professional management of intellectual property rights.

AGICOA Alliance members subscribe to common rules and practices, which ensure that the rightsholders’ interests are defended efficiently and consistently across countries. Based locally and close to their beneficiaries, they share central services and have negotiation leverage power.

Our Expertise

AGICOA Europe Brussels covers all aspects of royalty collection and distribution


AGICOA Europe Brussels negotiates licensing agreements with operators that distribute the audiovisual works of the producers on condition of royalty payment. AGICOA Europe Brussels also helps settle conflicts between rightsholders, such as competing declarations of ownership regarding the same work. AGICOA ensures full compliance with the applicable law international conventions.

IT facilities

AGICOA Europe Brussels uses the AGICOA international database of audiovisual works and rights of the producers, as well as the IRRIS technology (International Rights Royalties Information System) that includes a full range of processes from registration, identification and royalty distribution.


AGICOA Europe Brussels has an annual statutory audit, with strict internal controls and monitoring from collection to payments to rightsholders and of the operational budget. A Transparency Report is issued on an annual basis.


AGICOA Europe Brussels tracks the use of audiovisual works by the operators globally, and identifies their rightsholders. AGICOA performs multiple and thorough quality controls of broadcast data from third party providers.

Relationship management

Each rights holder receives assistance from a dedicated Portfolio Manager to register with AGICOA, declare works, and follow up with mandates and payment of royalties.


Our publications

Our latest articles about current matters relating to audiovisual rights, international regulations, and other news relevant to the field.

What is collective management?

Collective management provides a bridge between rightsholders and users, whether it be in music, publishing, photography, or audiovisual. Discover how.

Tracking of broadcasts

Tracking of audiovisual works’ broadcasts is the core of our activity. Discover how it works.

AGICOA Europe Brussels


AGICOA Europe Brussels and the AGICOA Alliance are a unique constellation of specialists in legal matters, IT, sales, negotiation, management, and other disciplines that combine their expertise and create an energizing work environment.

Joining the AGICOA Europe Brussels team is an opportunity to grow in a culturally diverse and professionally stimulating team..