VOD distribution and the role of aggregators

24/05/2017 Authors: Gilles FONTAINE & Patrizia SIMONE, European Audiovisual Observatory

The exploitation of audiovisual works, and films in particular, is traditionally based on two pillars: a release windows chronology, mainly agreed upon on a contractual level, with theatres being the first (usually exclusive) window and a territory by territory exploitation of rights.

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Origin of films and TV content in VOD catalogues in the EU & Visibility of films on VOD services

04/04/2017 Author: Gilles FONTAINE & Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

This study examines the presence of EU content in Video-on-Demand services.

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Yearbook 2016 - Key trends


The second edition of this publication provides the analysis and intelligence necessary to gain a comprehensive overview of recent key trends in the audiovisual sector. It includes a focus on Poland, the Observatory Presidency country in 2017.

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Linear and on-demand audiovisual media services in Europe 2015

11/07/2016 Authors: Gilles FONTAINE and Agnes SCHNEEBERGER, European Audiovisual Observatory

Focusing on the supply and circulation of TV channels and on-demand audiovisual media services in Europe, this new report outlines a) the country of origin of services b) the availability of services and c) those services targeting other countries.

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Media ownership: towards pan-European groups?

04/07/2016 Authors: Gilles FONTAINE and Deirdre KEVIN, European Audiovisual Observatory

Focusing on a selection of major pan-European groups in both the broadcast and the distribution markets, this new report outlines some of the key players, their geographical footprint, their position in a range of markets, and their most recent strategies regarding expansion, acquisition and...

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How do films circulate on VOD services and in cinemas in the European Union?

16/06/2016 Authors: Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

How do films circulate on EU VOD services? How do films circulate in EU cinemas? How many theatrical release films make it to VOD? How does circulation in cinemas and VOD compare?

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Origin and availability of on-demand services in the European Union

12/04/2016 Author: Gilles FONTAINE and Agnes SCHNEEBERGER, European Audiovisual Observatory

This note provides an overall background of the on-demand audiovisual media services landscape by focusing on a) the availability of services in the EU28 and b) on the country of origin of services.

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Trends in linear television revenues

12/04/2016 Authors: Gilles FONTAINE, European Audiovisual Observatory

Linear audiovisual services increasingly tend to propose non-linear derived versions whose revenues are not necessarily accounted separately

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Trends in video-on-demand revenues

12/04/2016 Author: Christian GRECE and Laura CROCE, European Audiovisual Observatory

Total on demand revenues almost quadrupled from 2010 to 2014. This report focuses on the increase of revenues generated by the three main on-demand audiovisual services: TVOD, SVOD and TV VOD.

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Yearbook 2015 - Key trends


The aim of this first edition of 'Key Trends' is to enhance the data of the Yearbook published annually by the Observatory by providing an overview of the developments taking place in the audiovisual sector.

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