The AGICOA Alliance is a unique partnership that enables the efficient international collection and distribution of royalties for the retransmission of audiovisual works.
People in Geneva
Approximately 60 people located in 12 countries are involved in the management of Rightsholder interest by the AGICOA Alliance. Of these, 32 are located at AGICOA in Geneva. Customers & Distribution takes care of client portfolios and tracks use of work, identifying well over a million broadcasts a year. The Legal and Business department negotiates new license agreements, renews and extends existing contracts and helps Rightsholders resolve ownership conflicts.
The Finance department manages our funds collection and distribution, while Information Systems manages the flow of data across the Organization and to over 13,000 registered Rightsholders via IRRIS.
AGICOA and its partners organizations
Alliance partners accommodate different national legal requirements but embody common practices to manage Rightsholders' interests in a consistent, cost efficient way. The single declaration of an audiovisual work enables the collection of royalties wherever collective management operates.
Alliance partners have deep knowledge of their own broadcast markets. Aggregation of the interests of international Rightsholders adds considerable weight to the collective licensing agreements they negotiate with national and local operators. Equal treatment of all Rightsholders, irrespective of size and nationality, is guaranteed.