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Strasbourg, France 06 April 2020
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We’re tracking covid-19 support measures for the audiovisual sector

The COVID-19 crisis is producing unprecedented challenges for the audiovisual sector. In response to this, governments and industry bodies are bringing in measures to support the various industries and their professionals through this period. The Observatory is tracking these measures in 41 different countries as well as pan-European initiatives.  A daily up-dated data tracker is freely available from the Observatory’s website from this page.

The Strasbourg-based information clearing house is making use of its unique information network throughout Europe to collect raw data on audiovisual sector-specific measures in real time. The Observatory team transforms the data into a sortable tracking tool, up-dated on a daily basis. The various measures being tracked range from initiatives such as public support, regulation, industry agreements and policy declarations, for example. More general, overarching measures concerning fields such as employment are also being tracked as they are particularly applied to the audiovisual sector. The Observatory’s online tracker takes the form of a downloadable EXCEL table which allows the user to sort the information by country, organisation creating the measure or type of initiative, for example.

Executive Director Susanne Nikoltchev said of the project: “We hope our real time tracking of these support measures will help the European audiovisual industry and especially its SMEs and free-lance workers to get through this COVID-19 crisis. Providing the European overview and helping the audiovisual sector are the Observatory’s reason d’être so it was clear that we were going to support the European audiovisual industries and its professional by providing this information.” She added that she was extremely grateful to the Observatory’s Advisory Committee and networks for their support in helping to gather this information.

For further information about our COVID-19 tracking project or indeed to signal any support measures to us, contact info.obs@coe.int


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Assessing and labelling the nationality of European audiovisual works

How do we determine the nationality of a film or TV programme?
The nationality of an audiovisual work can unlock funding. It can also open doors to the inclusion of film or TV content in broadcast or VOD quotas within Europe. 
With the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), the share obligations for European works on on-demand services have been reinforced, so defining nationality can be a key to success.

This online conference, held on 15th October 2020, brought together representatives from industry players such as Netflix, Canal+ and Vodafone, interest groups such as CEPI and EFAD, the Belgian CSA and ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number).

Topics discussed include:

  • How do we determine the nationality of a film or TV programme in Europe? 
  • The nationality of an audiovisual work can unlock funding and open doors to the inclusion of film or TV content in broadcast or VOD quotas within Europe. 
  • What are the different approaches adopted by the various member countries of the EU?

Watch the conference replay here:
 Assessing and labelling the nationality of European audiovisual works

Presentation by Observatory Senior Legal Analyst, Francisco Cabrera Blazquez: 
 "Of apples and pears: the concepts of "nationality" and "European works" 

Presentation by Observatory Legal Analyst, Julio Talavera Milla: 
 "Stakeholders, identifiers and databases"

Read the report: 
 "Mapping of the regulation and assessment of the nationality of European audiovisual works"

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IRIS Newsletter – our latest legal observations 

The IRIS Newsletter reports monthly on the most important legal developments for the audiovisual industry in 39 European countries.
In more than 30 short articles, it provides a regular, free overview of what has been happening at national and international level. In short, the IRIS Newsletter is an indispensable publication for all decision-makers and experts in the audiovisual sector, produced by us to improve the flow of information and transparency in the sector.

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Artificial Intelligence in the audiovisual industry

In the audiovisual industry, as in other sectors, the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely to announce a paradigm shift, as it can transform the entire value chain.
The Observatory decided to take a closer look at these effects and devoted the 2019 edition of its annual workshop in December to discussing the opportunities and challenges raised by AI in the audiovisual sector, particularly in the journalistic field and in the film sector.

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