Observatory Online services
Yearbook Online Service
IRIS Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory reports monthly and free of charge on the most important legal developments for the audiovisual industry in 39 European countries. In more than 30 short articles, it provides a regular overview of what has been happening at national and international level in relation to legislation or court decisions in fields such as broadcasting, cinema, on-demand and communications services, and IPTV.
AVMSDatabase on the transposition of the AVMS Directive into national legislation
This database allows interactive searches across the national transpositions of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU (AVMSD) in the 28 EU member states. Each provision of the AVMSD is associated with the corresponding provision(s) of national primary legislations, so as to allow searches by article and/or by country.
IRIS Merlin - Database on legal information relevant to the audiovisual sector in Europe
The IRIS Merlin database enables you to access more than 7 500 articles reporting on legal events of relevance to the audiovisual industry. These articles describe relevant laws, decisions of various courts and administrative authorities, and policy documents from more than 50 countries. They also report on legal instruments, decisions and policy documents of major European and international institutions. The articles include exact references to the original legal texts and, where possible, give access to them through hyperlinks.
LUMIERE - Database on admissions to films released in Europe
The database LUMIERE provides a systematic compilation of available data on admissions of films released in European cinemas since 1996. The database is the result of the collaboration between the European Audiovisual Observatory and the various specialised national sources as well as the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
MAVISE - Database on TV and on-demand audiovisual services and companies in Europe
This database provides basic data on all the television channels and on-demand audiovisual services established or accessible in Europe. MAVISE contains key information on more than 8 000 companies, over 10 000 television channels and over 3 000 on-demand audiovisual services.
LUMIERE VOD - The European film directory
The European film directory provides data on European films and their availability on-line in video-on-demand (VOD) services throughout the European Union. It contains data on over 35 000 European films offered 150 000 times on VOD. This data has been taken from 250 different VOD catalogues available in 28 European countries.
It has been launched by the European Commission with the European Audiovisual Observatory who is managing the project.