Who can collect retransmission / copyright royalties?

The following content providers are eligible to collect retransmission royalties:

  • Artists
  • Commercial Television Producers
  • Composers
  • Educational Television Producers
  • Independent Program Suppliers
  • Infomercial Producers
  • International Movie Production Companies
  • Musicians
  • National Governing Bodies of Sport (e.g., US Figure Skating)
  • Performers
  • Producers of programs aired on public television/PBS
  • Professional Sports Leagues
  • Religious Broadcasters
  • Television Station Ownership Groups

Intermediary collects retransmission / copyright royalties on behalf of the aforementioned entities from cable TV operators, satellite companies, performing rights organizations and other entities.