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LUMIERE VOD - the online directory of European films available in the EU – helps professionals, public authorities and cinephiles everywhere to find information about European films and their availability online on video-on-demand (VOD) services throughout the European Union.

This transparency tool, supported by the European Commission and managed by the European Audiovisual Observatory, has now nearly doubled the data available. It includes information coming from 305 different VOD catalogues available in 32 European countries. In total, 37.000 European films have been listed. 

LUMIERE VOD was launched as a beta version in Strasbourg in April 2019 by Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society and Thorbjørn Jagland, the Council of Europe’s Secretary General at the time, following a thorough dialogue with the stakeholders. This was made possible thanks to the precious involvement of key players such as JustWatch, Amazon Prime Video, Ampere Analysis, Netflix, Chili, CNC, the Members of the EuroVOD network, Filmtoro, La Pantalla Digital and Apple who have volunteered to share their data.

Following this successful test, the Commission and the Observatory have decided to proceed with the final launch of the LUMIERE VOD service, as anticipated, while paving the way for future updates and improvements. In 2020, the Directory will be updated quarterly and will be used to cover progressively other audiovisual content, such as TV series, for the benefit of its users.

The Commission and the European Audiovisual Observatory hope that this data portal designed with professionals and providing greater transparency on the European VOD market will contribute to provide the right incentives and to stimulate a mindset of cooperation among all stakeholders committed to increase the presence, visibility and circulation of European films across borders.

Watch the LUMIERE VOD presentation video


Featured conference Featured conference

Invitation to our Brussels conference: TV and film production in Europe – 
the state of independence? 

Conference highlights

  • What is the role and what are the challenges faced by independent TV and film producers in Europe today?
  • Can European and national regulation stimulate independent film and TV production in Europe?

The European Audiovisual Observatory invites you to this free access public conference. Together with an expert panel and you, the audience, we’ll be zooming in on independent production in Europe.

Download the conference programme here.

When? Tuesday 4 February 2020
Where? Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union, Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels.
What time? We invite you to a networking buffet lunch at 12.00 followed by the conference from 13.00 - 15.00.

We look forward to welcoming you! Conference language is English only.

Featured database Featured database

MAVISE database for TV, VOD services and their licences.

MAVISE, our free access database provides information on television channels, on-demand services and licences in 41 European countries and in Morocco.
Find the licensing country and owners of audiovisual services available in Europe. Create lists of services in Europe based on your criteria. Explore the European registries of licences, and download your search results.

Access it here                                                             


The independence of media regulatory authorities in Europe

Europe’s main piece of media legislation – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) – was recently revised and a new version entered into force.
The Observatory has a vigilant eye on European media legislation and has released, with the aid of its partner institution, the University of Amsterdam's IViR, an analysis of what the new AVMSD will mean for European regulators.

Acccess it here

Online database Online database

Studies and data from the European film agencies

Yearbook Online Service 2019/2020

The BEST SOURCE OF DATA on:• television • film • video • on-demand audiovisual services in 40 European countries and Morocco

Published: 16/11/2019

► 400 tables collecting more than 25 000 data
► 40 country data sheets
► Data from 2014 to 2018


Price:  370 €

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