Record collections for Screenrights
Media release from Screenrights
Screenrights has collected more than $36 million in licensing revenue and other income during 2010/11, a record for the company. The results were announced at the Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on October 27 2011. Income streams from all licence services showed a growth, except the Australian Government Service, which had a one-oft receipt of $2.5 million in 2009/10.
Speaking at the AGM, Soreenrights Chair Jill Bryant said the results demonstrated “Screenrights’ ongoing strength in an increasingly complex and demanding environment."
The Company also distributed $30.8 million to content owners over the 2010/11 financiaî year.
This result is particularly impressive in light ofthe ongoing increase in the data to be processed with more than 3 million individual royalties paid, and over 1 million active records. I am proud of Screenrights’ record and, as we move fonrvarcl to achieve our goals, I am confident of our ongoing success across all areas of our buslness.”
Soreenrights member Brian Beaton (Executive Producer, Artemis International) said “as an independent producer I have been an avid supporter of Screenrights since its inception. Today, however, my support is even stronger as I realise the complex negotiations and policy decisions carried out by Screenrights on our behalf will have a great impact on our abiiity to continue receiving rights payments. In the rapidly changing, converging world of copyright there are many issues which Screenrights are addressing to retain and improve our situation. Fortunately, Screenrights maintains strong links with its members and is constantly monitoring how best to sen/e its members interests.”
Highlights of Screenrights Annual Report:
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A leader in the audiovisual industries, Screenrights forges dynamic connections with audiences that deliver access to film and television and value to creators. Screenrights educational licences enable:
More than 10,000 schools, universities and other tertìan/ institutions across Australia and New Zealand to:
– Copy from television and radio in any format
– store, play and share copied programs using digital technologies such as CIiok/iew, and electronic Whiteboards
– obtain digital or DVD copies of programs from innovative resource centres.
Screenrights licences enable:
– More than 2.25 million residential subscribers to receive retransmissions of free-to-air broadcasts on pay television
– Mobiie phones and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) to retransmit free-to-air broadcasts.