2020 Press releases
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.
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.
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.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on audiovisual services in Europe
This new report provides an overview of the supply of services (TV channels and on-demand) available in the European audiovisual media landscape.
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.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new free report on the Production of TV fiction in Europe
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.
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
This report looks at the origin of content promoted, the intensity and concentration of promotion, the relative share of films and TV content.
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
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.
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.