Sabam collects royalties from the broadcasting stations, the cable companies, the catering trade, etc. for broadcasts on television, but also for broadcasts via NETFLIX and other video or streaming on demand platforms. Sabam also collects royalties for the duplication of an audiovisual work on DVD.

Curious about the basis on which we collect your royalties from the users of your repertoire? Read all about it on the Unisono website.

The collected royalties naturally also have to be distributed.

For broadcasts on television this is done on the basis of the broadcasting lists that we receive from the broadcasting stations and according to the allocation key defined by the authors when declaring their work.

For DVDs the collection of 6.1% on the wholesale price is distributed according to the same allocation key as for an audiovisual work.

Read more about the allocation and distribution of authors' rights in our general regulations:

Statutes and regulations (NL) - (FR)

When exactly the distributions take place can be seen from the list below.

Information on your rights abroad and the list of countries with which Sabam has concluded reciprocity agreements can be found here.

Overview of reciprocity contracts