European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report on copyright licensing rules in the European Union

28 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

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.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on the gender of directors and screenwriters in European film and audiovisual fiction.

Women represent less than one film director out of four in Europe

31 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

This report provides an assessment of the gender imbalance among directors and screenwriters in Europe, looking at both feature films and audiovisual fiction series.

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New mapping report by the European Audiovisual Observatory

How does Europe define the nationality of a film or TV programme?

19 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

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.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its cinema figures for 2019

EU box office topped 1 billion admissions and EUR 7.2 billion GBO in 2019

18 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

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.

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European Audiovisual Observatory announces COVID-19 documentary and live expert chat at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film online

11 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

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.

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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?

07 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

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.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new Key Trends 2019/2020 report.

Understanding the audiovisual sector and its key trends before COVID-19 to better anticipate its impact.

23 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

Key Trends is the Observatory’s yearly digest of what’s hot in European media: TV, film and VOD. It offers a readable round-up of the key data from Observatory research. The authors drill down into recent trends and hot issues.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on audiovisual services in Europe

Over 11,000 TV channels were available in Europe in 2019

09 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

This new report provides an overview of the supply of services (TV channels and on-demand) available in the European audiovisual media landscape.

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We’re tracking covid-19 support measures for the audiovisual sector

06 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

The COVID-19 crisis is producing unprecedented challenges for the AV sector. Governments and industry bodies are bringing in measures to support the industries and their professionals during this time. We are tracking these measures in 41 different countries as well as pan-European initiatives.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new free report on the Production of TV fiction in Europe

Over 1 000 TV fiction titles and seasons produced each year in Europe

24.March 2020 Strasbourg, FRANCE

Just before the launch of the digital Series Mania online forum, the Observatory has released its latest figures on the production of TV and streaming fiction in Europe. This new report finds that, over 1 000 titles and 13 000 hours of audiovisual fiction were produced in the EU in 2018. 

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The European Audiovisual Observatory has just released its analysis of the promotion of films and TV content by 52 TVOD services in 7 European countries

24% of films promoted by TVOD services are European

12 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

This report looks at the origin of content promoted, the intensity and concentration of promotion, the relative share of films and TV content.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the theatrical circulation of European films outside Europe in 2018

Admissions to European films outside Europe dropped by 15% in 2018 due to lack of European blockbusters in China

03/03/2020 Strasbourg, France

The study looks at the volume and the theatrical performance of European films in 15 non-European sample markets, including North America, six Latin American markets, five Asian markets, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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EU cinema attendance up by 5.5% in 2019, showing best result since 2004

25/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the Obervatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2019. After two years of decrease, estimates show that total admissions in the EU increased by 5.5% thus breaking through the 1 billion barrier.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory reports on the latest developments in European media law concerning territoriality and the financing of audiovisual production

Territoriality and financing of audiovisual works: latest developments

13/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

This report explores developments in media legislation over the past five years with regards to the country of origin principle and territoriality of copyright, and the way these principles operate in practice in financing production.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the financing of European fiction films

Average budget of European fiction films is 2.01 million euros

06/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

Based on the actual budget analysis of 576 European live-action fiction films released in 2017, this is probably the largest pan-European data sample available to date on the financing of European fiction films.

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New IRIS Special report on the new AVMSD and its approach to self-and co-regulation

Media law in Europe - what place for self- and co-regulation?

30:01:2020 Strasbourg, France

This latest report by the European Audiovisual Observatory – “Self- and co-regulation in the new AVMSD" – explores the new AVMSD and the systems of self- and co-regulation it contains.

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MAVISE TV and VOD Database publishes its 2019 data now online!

Supply of TV channels in Europe more fragmented due to pre-Brexit migration and diversification of channels

23/01/2019 Strasbourg, France

Managed by the Observatory and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, the MAVISE database is up-dated every year with new facts and figures. It provides individual data for TV channels and VOD services available in Europe.

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Press release - independent film and TV production in Europe - Public conference in Brussels announced!

14/01/2020 Strasbourg, France

What does it mean to be an “indie” film and TV producer in Europe? What are the challenges in an ever-changing landscape with new and powerful players such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google? Come along to our conference: TV and film production in Europe – The state of independence.

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European Audiovisual Observatory rings in its new Moroccan Presidency for 2020!

10/01/2020 Strasbourg, France

The Observatory’s yearly rotating presidency changes every January. In 2019 the Presidency was held by Italy. As the European Audiovisual Observatory’s membership goes beyond Europe, Morocco, a member since May 2014, assumes the organisation's Presidency for the first time in 2020.

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