In a sea of audiovisual content, our laser focus is on the royalties that accrue to the producers
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 the operators, and distributes them to the entitled rightsholder.
In an ocean of content, AGICOA is a compass that helps audiovisual producers and operators navigate a challenging legal environment. AGICOA understands the rights and obligations of each stakeholder.
We ensure reliability, transparency, and efficiency in licensing audiovisual content to operators and collecting secondary rights royalties for producers.
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 will conclude licenses with the operators and collect the royalties from them on behalf of the producers.
Read our latests news and articles
Our latest articles about current matters relating to audiovisual rights, international regulations, and other news relevant to the field.
General Assembly of the members of AGICOA – December 2023
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.
The largest international Collective Management Organization for audiovisual producers globally
AGICOA represents more than 20 000 rightsholders worldwide. AGICOA is strictly neutral, operating and treating all rightsholders equally regardless of their nationality or commercial weight.
A global presence
Every year, AGICOA represents more rightsholders globally, tracks down a growing number of audiovisual works, and collects royalties around the world.
The AGICOA Alliance 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’s corporate bodies are the General Assembly (comprised of members), the Administrative Board (supervisory role), the Managing Director, and the Auditor.