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13/01/2017 : Press release - The European Audiovisual Observatory celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a new look and a new Presidency – Poland!

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has launched the celebrations of its 25th anniversary this year. Kicking off with a brand new logo, the Observatory’s reports on the audiovisual industries in Europe, website and databases will all be given a radical re-design in the course of this year. (more)

6/12/2016 - The Observatory launches its new Yearbook Online Service 2016!

The Yearbook is our online service for data and analysis on television, cinema, VoD and home video in the European countries: market shares, services offered, financing and the main players in each branch of these industries.

The service contains three main sections: Data Sets, a comprehensive collection of statistical indicators, Country Profiles, describing the current audiovisual landscape in 40 European countries, and Key Trends, providing an overview of the recent trends and developments.

The service will be gradually completed until March 2017.

Data of the 2016 edition already available by the beginning of December cover:

  • Advertising
  • Pay TV
  • Broadcasters’ revenues and audience
  • Consumer revenues for SVOD, TV VOD Retail and TVOD rental
  • Video: Equipment, Turnover, Transaction and Prices
  • Global and European Players
  • Public Service and Private Broadcasting

 You may check out the list of tables available here.

The Yearbook Online Service is available upon subscription (365€/single user, 790€ corporate), you will find all details in our shop.

14/11/2016 : Press release - Strasbourg Conference - Copyright Enforcement in the Online World

The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and the European Audiovisual Observatory organise a joint conference at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg

Copyright enforcement online has been increasingly taking the centre stage in the policy debate on the future of copyright law in Europe. The ongoing EU copyright reform has been fuelling this debate even further. The delivery of paying content—as well as the ways we access culture—have clearly changed in the digital world. Creators, artists, musicians and film-makers, on the one hand, defend their legitimate right to reap the benefits of their work. Internet users and public at large, on their part, claim fundamental right to access information and culture online on fair terms and by means of more attractive business models. How can the current copyright laws respond to all these challenges? What should be the role of internet intermediaries in the enforcement of copyright online? And more generally in this context, how to combine effective protection with the principle of net neutrality?  


The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, and the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg  organised this joint public conference at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg —“Copyright Enforcement in the Online World”—from 14.00 till 17.30 on Tuesday 22nd of November). The conference gave an overview of the current state of copyright in the digital world.

08/11/2016 : Press release - Film and Series Channels make up a massive 61% of all pay on demand services in Europe, compared with only 14% of TV channels

Films and TV fiction are clearly the main driver for on-demand services. Pay on demand services specialized in film and TV fiction account for two-thirds of all pay-on demand services in Europe, compared with only 14% of TV channels.

  1. Breakdown of pay on-demand services established in Europe by genre (October 2016)

These figures are taken from MAVISE - the European Audiovisual Observatory’s free access TV and VoD database.  This newly revamped database includes free profile data on TV channels and on-demand services in 41 European countries plus Morocco.

18/10/2016 : Press release - European movies make up 31% of all films broadcast on TV in Europe

Films on television - free report released by the European Audiovisual Observatory for MIPCOM. Download it HERE

Films on television – Origin, Age and Circulation. This brand new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has been published free on line in time for the 2016 edition of the MIPCOM. It provides an analysis of films programmed by a sample of 125 TV channels from 17 EU countries for two seasons: 2011/12 and 2014/15.

Market share for European films

 Films broadcast during the 2014-2015 season by country of origin (all day - including repeats)