Timetable for Royalty Payments

Royalty payments are processed all year round. The major payment run is in December each year and includes the first release of new royalties from Australia and New Zealand.
MonthPayment Runs
JanuaryInternational royalties (see Worldwide Royalty Collection)
FebruaryDisbursements (see Film & TV Disbursements)
MarchAustralian and New Zealand royalties (see Royalty Payments)
AprilInternational royalties (see Worldwide Royalty Collection)
MayAustralian and New Zealand royalties (see Royalty Payments)

Disbursements (see Film & TV Disbursements)
JuneAustralian and New Zealand royalties (see Royalty Payments)

International royalties (see Worldwide Royalty Collection)
AugustDisbursements (see Film & TV Disbursements)
SeptemberAustralian and New Zealand royalties (see Royalty Payments)
OctoberInternational royalties (see Worldwide Royalty Collection)
NovemberDisbursements (see Film & TV Disbursements)
DecemberAustralian and New Zealand royalties (see Royalty Payments)



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Not every program that is broadcast receives royalties. When a program does earn royalties there is a delay before the royalties are available for distribution. This delay can be 6-18 months. During this time licence fees are paid, usage of programs is monitored, the information is collected, collated and audited, and finally the royalties are matched to registered programs.

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