Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Operators

How to get a license?

An operator must sign a license agreement with AGICOA, or with a local Collective Management Organization holding a representation agreement with AGICOA.

What kind of use does a license cover?

A license covers the simultaneous, full, unchanged, and continuous retransmission by cable, satellite or by any similar means (such as mobile retransmission or retransmission over an internet access carried out in a managed environment) of audiovisual works contained in television programs aimed at the public. It also covers the intervention by satellite package providers, cable distribution platforms or other comparable distribution platforms in the transmission of the signals received by direct injection.

AGICOA may also license the use of audiovisual works contained in television programs transmitted as part of on-demand audiovisual media services, such as such Catch-up TV, TV Start from the beginning, Pause and Resume, Preview TV, Network personal video recorder.

In which countries does AGICOA operate?

AGICOA operates worldwide, either directly or through the AGICOA Alliance or other partners holding a representation agreement with AGICOA. 

How is the license price set?

AGICOA informs the operator of the applicable tariff, which is calculated on the basis of criteria including inter alia, the number of TV channels distributed by the operator, the nature of the TV channels, the type of packages offered by the operator, the number of its subscribers, the language of broadcasting, the economic value of the use of the rights at stake, the services provided by AGICOA, and other criteria that ensure fairness and equal treatment.