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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new legal report

Video Sharing Platforms – who’s making the rules and how do they apply?

12/07/2018 Strasbourg

With last week’s announcement that Instagram has just launched a new video sharing platform - IGTV – it’s clear that VSPs are this season’s hot topic. But what rules do they have to respect? How does European law define their roles and responsibilities? High time then for this new report.

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New Brexit report from the European Audiovisual Observatory

29% of all European TV channels are based in the UK

28/06/2018 Strasbourg

The UK represents a massive 21% of the European TV market 1,203 TV channels out of 3,005 in the EU (28) are based in the UK The UK is the second largest exporter (after France) of film titles exported to other EU28 countries for projection in cinemas and broadcast on TV.

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European Audiovisual Observatory releases its cinema figures just before the Cannes Film Festival

EU gross box office topped EUR 7 billion in 2017 for third year running

04/05/2018 Strasbourg

Based on provisional data, cumulative GBO in the EU Member States topped the EUR 7 billion benchmark once again, reaching an estimated EUR 7.02 billion in 2017. While dropping 0.3% on the previous year, this still represents – not adjusted for inflation – the third highest level ever recorded.

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Licensing in the new digital audiovisual media context

What challenges do the new generation of audiovisual media services raise for licensing mechanisms? Join us in Athens on 25th of September for this free public conference. It will be jointly organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory in collaboration with the Greek National Council for Radio and Television.

Entry is free but registration is compulsory. Register for free here.

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How are journalists and their work protected by law in Europe?

It’s high time to be reminded that national laws within Europe contain provisions to protect journalists and their work: the so-called “media privilege”. The European Audiovisual Observatory has just analysed the protection of media privilege for journalists offered by national law within Europe in this new IRIS Special publication.

Download it here