PlayRight has carried out the final distribution of rights coming from audiovisual recordings that were broadcast and/or exploited in 2014/2015. This second, final distribution follows a first distribution of 752,000€ which took place in September 2018. This time, we distributed 5.3 million € of neighbouring rights. The reference years 2014/2015 are now closed.
A new distribution of audiovisual rights. PlayRight has just distributed 5.3 million € of neighbouring rights, coming from audiovisual recordings that were broadcast and/or exploited in Belgium in 2014 and/or 2015. This is a final distribution. Consequently, it is no longer possible to declare your repertoire for these reference years.
This distribution follows a first distribution of 752,000€ that was paid out in 2018. As an artist (or representative of an artist), you now have six months to inform us of any doubts or questions you might have, or to file a complaint regarding this distribution. The remunerations of these rights stem from the private copying and the lending right.
The distribution of your rights as an actor/actress are always carried out by PlayRight in two phases. For audiovisual 2014/2015, the society already carried out the first distribution of neighbouring rights in 2018. The deadline of the repertoires that can generate rights for the reference years 2014/2015 was December 31, 2020.
This final distribution follows a first distribution of audiovisual rights 2014/2015 and completes the distribution of neighbouring rights for these reference years. The total amount of audiovisual rights in Belgium for the reference years 2014/2015 is, hence, 6 million €.
To calculate your rights for audiovisual performances on Belgian territory, PlayRight relies on your repertoire and a couple of distribution parameters:
An amount of rights is allocated for each audiovisual work, according to its duration and audience rate. The overall amount allocated to the work is then divided among the performers, according to their role in the recording (A: lead role, B: Secondary role, C: Minor role).
For this distribution, the Board of Directors has established the list of TV channels that are taken into account in the calculation, as well as the minimum audience shares that each audiovisual programme must have. This is in accordance with our General Regulations. TV channels of which the programs are taken into account for this final distribution:
Every year, PlayRight draws up a distribution calendar which you can find via the following link: https://playright.be/en/distribution-calendar/
The first upcoming distribution of audiovisual rights concerns the reference year 2019 and will take place in September 2021.