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General Entertainment On Demand (GEOD)

Our General Entertainment Online Demand Licence has been designed to offer blanket coverage to any service making general entertainment content available in Ireland in an on-demand context. This licence applies whether you produce content yourself or acquire content from third parties. If your on-demand material contains our members’ repertoire you will need a licence from us. By ‘general entertainment’ we mean any content which contains music but is not a pure music service, for example on demand services offering TV shows, Films, Documentaries, Children’s Entertainment, Sports Programming.

The GEOD covers the making available to the public of our members’ repertoire and associated mechanical rights in download-to-own and streaming services operating in the Irish market.

License Fees
A broad range of services are licensed under our GEOD.

1. Download-to-own and on demand rental
The licence fee due for a-la-carte download and rental services under GEOD are calculated as the greater of:
• Royalty rate; OR
• Minima

These are calculated as follows:

Royalty Rate2.5% of Gross Revenue
Minima€0.01 for on demand rental€0.03 for on demand rental
€0.04 for download-to-own€0.12 for download-to-own

A full copy of this tariff is available in the sidebar to the right of the page above.

2. Subscription Video On Demand Services (SVOD)
The royalty fee for SVOD services is 2.5% of revenue subject to a per subscriber minima

All GEOD services looking to launch in Ireland should complete the General Entertainment Licence Form and a member of our team will contact you to progress your application.

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