Established in 1981, AGICOA is a non-profit organization that negotiates, collects, and distributes royalties from the use of audiovisual works, whether via cable, satellite, mobile or any other similar means. We operate under the terms of audiovisual copyright law set by the Berne Convention, 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).
In this digital age, it is sometimes difficult for producers to keep track of how, when and where their works are being used.
AGICOA is a non-profit organization that monitors the use of audiovisual works on cable or any other similar distribution means, collects the royalties from operators, and redistributes them to the entitled rightsholder. AGICOA is strictly neutral, operating and treating all rightsholders equally regardless of their commercial weight or nationality.
We collect royalties worldwide
Collection EUR 164M
A record amount collected in 2021.
1,551,841 audiovisual works and rights
The number of declared works and rights was up by 2.1% in 2021.
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 partners 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.
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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 is 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 team is an opportunity to grow in an international, culturally diverse, and professionally stimulating team.