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New IRIS Plus report on media windows just published

How does Europe manage the timing of film releases in cinemas, on DVD/VOD and on TV?

06/11/2019 Strasbourg

This latest IRIS Plus report clarifies the release windows situation in Europe by providing a thorough analysis of the system and the economic and legal rationale on which it is based.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new market analysis of Russian pay-TV and cord-cutting

Pay TV revenue in Russia up by 14.2% in 2018 year-on-year: cord cutting not yet taking hold

31/10/2019 Strasbourg

The Observatory releases an annual report on Russian TV or cinema. This year’s report concentrates on pay-TV and cord cutting in Russia. It was presented at our Moscow conference this week.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on gender of directors of European films.

Less than one fifth of European films were directed by women in 2017

22/10/2019 Strasbourg, France

This report aims at helping to quantify the gender imbalance among film directors in Europe. It first provides a general overview of the gender of directors of European films. Then, it looks at the volume and share of films by gender of director, including information on film genres.

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Featured conference Featured conference


  • What are the latest trends in the Russian TV market?
  • How many pay TV services are available?
  • How are they being affected by the “Cord Cutting” trend of audiences moving away from pay-TV and subscribing to OTT services such as Netflix?

This free public conference took place in Moscow on Tuesday 29 October 2019 

Conference agenda  (English) 

Conference agenda  (Russian)
Conference report  (English)

Conference report  (Russian)

Presentation by Maja Cappello, Head of Department for Legal Information
Striking the right c(h)ord? New EU rules on audiovisual content online

Presentation by Christian Grece, European Television and On-demand Audiovisual Markets Analyst
Pay TV, SVOD and cord-cutting in the EU

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MAVISE database for TV, VOD services and their licences.

MAVISE, our free access database provides information on television channels, on-demand services and licences in 41 European countries and in Morocco.
Find the licensing country and owners of audiovisual services available in Europe. Create lists of services in Europe based on your criteria. Explore the European registries of licences, and download your search results.

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The independence of media regulatory authorities in Europe

Europe’s main piece of media legislation – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) – was recently revised and a new version entered into force.
The Observatory has a vigilant eye on European media legislation and has released, with the aid of its partner institution, the University of Amsterdam's IViR, an analysis of what the new AVMSD will mean for European regulators.

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Studies and data from the European film agencies
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  Focus 2019 - World Film
  Market Trends

  Electronic version: 33 €

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Visit our Events page for up to date details of Observatory events, plus information on events attended by our talented team.

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