2018 Press Releases
Major new research report on European cinema just published!
This brand new research report on European cinema is edited by the Observatory and features 21 articles on 7 different topics. It contains content by 10 agencies, members of EFARN - the European Film Agencies Research Network - and marks the 15th anniversary of this unique film research network.
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes major new study on foreign media ownership rules in Russia
Russian media markets have flourished since the early nineties and foreign investors want to get a slice of this increasingly lucrative pie. But how do the Russian authorities view this? And how has Russian legislation reacted to safeguard against unwanted outside influence in Russian mass media?
Brexit conference in Brussels announced!
How will Brexit affect the television, film and VoD sectors in Europe? Will the much quoted exodus of media companies from the UK actually happen? This free entry public conference in Brussels on 27th November will focus on these and other issues.
The European Audiovisual Observatory presents its latest report on the “Exploitation of catalogue films in the EU”.
12% of all films released in the EU are at least 10 years old. New study explores the volume of catalogue films in the EU in cinemas, TV and VOD
This new report provides an overview of the commercial exploitation of so-called “catalogue titles” across the three main distribution windows (theatrical release, VOD and television channels), including data on age, origin and circulation of these films
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on the TV news channels in Europe
67% of all TV news channels in Europe are owned by media groups which only have one news channel in their portfolio
This new report provides an overview of the TV news channel landscape in Europe. It quantifies the offer of TV news channels in Europe, analysing their typology, assessing their availability, and identifying where they are established.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free mapping report on 28 EU countries
TV programmes and films are now available to the viewer via a dizzying number of delivery channels. But what are the challenges concerning the licensing of this new generation of content delivery services? This report aims at filling the evident knowledge gap in the area of licensing systems.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new legal analysis of European media law
Separating the facts from the fiction in today’s media is becoming mission impossible. So what rules and initiatives exist in Europe to help ensure the accuracy and objectivity of news and current affairs reporting?
Get 15 years of international film industry data free on line!
In a single handy volume FOCUS gives you all the key data - market shares, ticket prices, screen numbers and so much more - for each major cinema territory. And now you'll find all back issues as far as 2003 free on line!
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the origin of films in VOD catalogues
European films make up 20% of the subscription VOD catalogues, and 85% of European films available on SVOD are non-national
This new report gives a valuable overview of the composition of VOD catalogues in the EU. In total, 74 TVOD and SVOD catalogues are covered by this year’s report, with a focus on pan-European and multi-country services for TVOD catalogues.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces St. Petersburg conference this autumn!
What’s new in Europe's fifth biggest cinema market? For several years now Russia has been a major economic player in film production and exploitation and in September we take the pulse of the current Russian cinema industry and look at the challenges and chances offered by this dynamic film market.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces Athens conference this autumn!
What are the challenges of licensing VOD services, IPTV, OTT and satellite services in our brave new digital world? Find out by joining us this September in Athens where we are organising a public conference on licensing procedures concerning audiovisual media services.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new legal report
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.
New Brexit report from the European Audiovisual Observatory
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.
European Audiovisual Observatory releases its cinema figures just before the Cannes Film Festival
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.
Film data from the Europen Audiovisual Observatory’s Key Trends publication – now free on line for the first time
This 72-page report gives a digestible overview of the film, VOD and television sectors in Europe, covering 41 countries.
Subscription VOD data from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Key Trends publication – now free on line for the first time
The Observatory is proud to make this publication free of charge just ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.
New free TV fiction report by the European Audiovisual Observatory
Publication of this report coincides with the French Series Mania Festival in Lille, where report author, Gilles Fontaine will present his findings on 2 and 3 May.
Organised in December 2017 by the European Audiovisual Observatory
The way people enjoy audiovisual content is changing at an amazing speed, but one thing thing remains unshaken: money still makes the (audiovisual) world go round. This workshop aimed at discussing the financial ecosystem of audiovisual production in Europe.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the origin of TV content in VOD catalogues in Europe
The increased consumption of TV content on VOD services has prompted this ground-breaking new report on the origins of TV content in VOD catalogues in the EU.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces this year’s Cannes conference!
Should Europe do more co-productions? We’ll be examining this question at our Cannes Marché du film conference. Join us in Cannes on Saturday 12 of May from 9.30 – 11.30!