2020 Press releases
European Audiovisual Observatory announces online conference (11.2.2021)
The new Digital Services Package: a paradigm shift? A first look at the new EU rules on online services and their possible impact on the audiovisual industry
This online event will take place on Thursday 11 February from 15.00 to 17.00
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on Media pluralism and competition issues
New report on media pluralism and competition issues in Europe
Pauline Durand-Vialle of FERA takes over European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee Chair
The Committee comprises 39 representative groups providing us feedback on media industry needs
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on Film and TV content on VOD in Europe
European film and TV series seasons represented 32% of all content found on TVOD and 27% of SVOD in the EU
This report looks at the composition of VOD catalogues in the 27 Member States of the EU
European Audiovisual Observatory announces online workshop
Join us for this free online public workshop on 10 December 2020 15: 00-17: 30 CET
Understand the audiovisual market shifts in Europe after BREXIT thanks to the European Audiovisual Observatory’s new online Yearbook!
Our Yearbook 2020/21 provides a unique overview of what’s happening in the audiovisual sector
European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report on theatrical and VOD release of films in Europe
The number of European films making it from cinema to VOD is 2.6 times higher than the number of US films
Our new report shows the complex relationships between the release of films in cinemas and on VOD
European Audiovisual Observatory updates LUMIERE VOD directory with new data
The updated directory provides data on the presence of 41 550 European film titles in 367 different VOD catalogues, representing 472 180 film presences at the end of August 2020.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces online conference
Defining the nationality of audiovisual works can be a key to success! Join this free webinar on 15th October to discover how do we do this in Europe and what approaches are adopted by the various member countries of the EU.
The European Audiovisual Oservatory publishes a round-up of COVID-19 measures
The world is currently experiencing a classic nightmare scenario most thought would remain confined to films and TV series: a global pandemic. This new report offers a clear comparative overview of support measures in Europe to carry the audiovisual sector through this crisis.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes state of the art on European media law
The 19 September 2020 is the deadline set by the European Commission for the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive into the national legislation of each EU Member State. Read our tabulated research to find out the state of play in each country.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces an online Focus Session hosted by the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media under the auspices of the German EU Presidency
EU Member States are up against a close deadline to adopt the rules contained in the AVMSD, revised in autumn 2018. Join this online Focus Session on the regulation and responsibility of video-sharing platforms on Thursday 24 September 2020, 11.00-12.30 CET.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on the production and circulation of European high-end fiction series
The production of high-end television series is growing, and this new free study explores the trends and state of play in Europe.
We’re announcing our autumn collection of new reports and events
Read on for information about our new autumn collection of free reports, newsletters and analyses of the film, television and VOD industries in Europe: both from an economic and legal point of view.
European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report on copyright licensing rules in the European Union
The application of copyright rules attached to audiovisual works and their exploitation along the value chain are becoming increasingly complex. This new and very timely copyright report provides a pathfinder’s thread through European copyright rules.
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on the gender of directors and screenwriters in European film and audiovisual fiction.
This report provides an assessment of the gender imbalance among directors and screenwriters in Europe, looking at both feature films and audiovisual fiction series.
New mapping report by the European Audiovisual Observatory
Nationality is key for the eligibility both to financing through film funds and for investment and share obligations of public and private AVMS providers. This report aims to provide a complete picture of the rules defining the nationality of an AV work in Europe.
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its cinema figures for 2019
The Observatory has published its annual cinema round-up for 2019. An initial overview of the first half of 2020 is planned after the summer. These figures are taken from the 2020 edition of FOCUS – World Film Market Trends, which is prepared annually for the Marché du Film.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces COVID-19 documentary and live expert chat at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film online
What are the effects of COVID-19 on the film, TV and VOD industries? Join us at the Cannes Marché du Film online for our documentary and live expert chat on Tuesday 23 June from 17.00 – 18.00 (CET). This is a public online event open to all. Registration information in the article.
New IRIS Themes study reports on ECHR case law in the field of press freedom in Europe
Press freedom in Europe - how is the European Court of Human Rights protecting journalists and their freedom to report?
This fifth edition of IRIS Themes covers cases concerning freedom of expression, and media and journalistic freedom brought before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 1994 to 2019.