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Key trends in the European audiovisual sector: all the key figures to imagine the post-COVID world.

Key trends in the European audiovisual sector: all the key figures to imagine the post-COVID world.
Strasbourg, France 19/05/2021
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Key trends in the European audiovisual sector: all the key figures to imagine the post-COVID world.

Download Key Trends 2020/2021

Key Trends 2020/2021 is the Observatory’s yearly digest of what’s hot in European media: TV, film and VOD. This new edition outlines the big picture of the European audiovisual sector with its very readable round-up of the key data from Observatory research. The authors drill down into recent trends and hot issues, including ongoing insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the various audiovisual industries in Europe.

 

Among the huge range of topics covered, Key Trends provides data to understand:

  • The exploitation of films during the pandemic in a period of massive cinema closure

The following graphic shows that, in October 2020, 89% of films promoted on pay-per-view VOD had actually already had a cinema release. So the ‘straight to video’ effect had not hit the TVOD market at that point.

Figures also reveal that VOD has had a very positive effect on the circulation of European films with a smaller cinema release over the past 5 years (under 50,000 admissions).

  • The production of TV series clearly on the up even before COVID confinement increased demand

Our report notes that the production of high-end TV series rose by 29% between 2014 and 2019.

  • The dynamics of the European markets just before COVID set in

The graphic below shows that the audiovisual sector in Europe was in trouble before the pandemic hit us. This sector grew by only 0.2% in real terms between 2015 and 2019. An already flourishing on-demand sector was not enough to outweigh the already notable losses in sectors such as advertising and available public funding. COVID would only serve to exacerbate these underlying trends in 2020.

And yet healthy growth was noted in the smaller markets over this period. Double figure growth was achieved by markets such as Portugal, Bulgaria, Georgia and the Slovak Republic.

  • The role of US players in Europe

Our 2019 figures show that the global audiovisual markets were dominated to a massive 73% by the US in terms of revenue. Europe represented 10%


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In 2019, the European Commission launched the process for the adoption of a comprehensive regulatory package, the so-called Digital Services Act package (DSA).
Two new Regulation proposals were published on 15 December 2020 and aim at modernising the current legal framework for digital services. At a key point in the discussions on this new legislative framework, we are organising a series of webinars dealing with specific topics, where the areas of interplay between the DSA package and existing regulatory instruments may appear more complex in order to help pave the way for a structured exchange among stakeholders, with the Observatory team acting as facilitator for the discussion.

 You can register to take part here.

An initial introductory conference took place on 11 February. Here’s the film of this first conference: 
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See below for the themes of the various webinars.

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A unique source of data on:
• television • film • video • on-demand audiovisual services in 40 European countries and Morocco

  • 287 tables featuring more than 25 000 figures
  • 40 country-fact-sheets
  • The current edition 2020/2021 covers the data range 2015 to 2019

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The updated LUMIERE VOD directory of European works 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.

This free access directory is supported by European Commission’s Creative Europe programme.

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