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EU box office revenues dropped in 2018 as EU market share increased

09/05/2019 Strasbourg

For the first time in four years, cumulative GBO in the EU Member States did not pass the EUR 7 billion benchmark in 2018. Not adjusted for inflation, this represents the lowest result since 2014; however, it remains the fourth highest level in the last decade.

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LUMIERE VOD: launch of the first directory of European films to increase transparency concerning the VOD markets

16/04/2019 Strasbourg

This free access directory provides information on European films and their availability on-line in VOD services throughout the EU. It will provide greater transparency concerning the European VOD market and may even increase the presence, visibility and circulation of European films across borders.

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New edition of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s KEY TRENDS now available for free on line

Gender equality in the media, promotion of European films, the origin of TV fiction in Europe….

10/04/2019 Strasbourg

Key Trends our yearly digest of what’s hot in European media: TV, film and VOD. The Observatory outlines the big picture of the European audiovisual sector with this very readable round-up of the key data from Observatory research. The authors drill down into recent trends and hot issues.

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LUMIERE VOD - the European film directory.

This directory of European films will help professionals, public authorities and film fans to find information about European films and their availability on-line via video-on-demand (VOD) services throughout the European Union.

The database contains information on over 35 000 European films offered 150 000 times on VOD in 250 different catalogues available in 28 European countries.
Access it here                                                              
Watch the tutorial here

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The legal framework for international co-productions

This Iris Plus report suggests that these films travel better than their purely national counterparts. They cross borders and reach more international audiences. But entering into a co-production can be a risky business, and just like a bad marriage, can end in a messy and painful divorce! So what are the legal safeguards? What frameworks exist to lay some basic ground rules for co-productions in Europe?

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