The Department for Market Information provides statistical and economic analysis of the trends in the European cinema, television, video and internet sectors. It also produces intelligence on the means of financing of these various sectors.


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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The access to film works in the collections of Film Heritage Institutions in the context of education and research

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

The present publication sets out to assess the volume of film works in the collections of European Film Heritage Institutions (FHIs) that are accessible for research and educational purposes. The scope of the study is two-pronged: on the one hand it seeks to determine the approximate volume of...

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FOCUS 2017 - World Film Market Trends

18/05/2017 Authors: Martin Kanzler & Julio Talavera

FOCUS 2017 contains all key figures of the film industry in the most important countries. It provides a concise analysis of results and tendencies country by country, together with recent figures.

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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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The online advertising market in the EU

04/04/2017 Author: Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

Update 2015 and Focus on programmatic advertising.

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The presence of broadcasters on video sharing platforms

04/04/2017 Authors: Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

Typology and qualitative analysis.

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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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The Circulation of European Films Outside Europe in 2015

15/12/2016 Authors: Martin KANZLER, European Audiovisual Observatory

This report focuses on the theatrical exploitation of European films outside Europe. Theatrical window is only one out of – broadly speaking – four market segments.

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Films on television: Origin, age and circulation

14/10/2016 Authors: Gilles FONTAINE, European Audiovisual Observatory

This brief provides an analysis of films programmed by a sample of 125 TV channels from 17 European Union (EU) countries for two seasons: 2011‐2012 and 2014‐2015.

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Public financing for film and television content – The state of soft money in Europe

07/10/2016 Authors: Gilles Fontaine, Julio Talavera, Martin Kanzler, European Audiovisual Observatory

The report covers the 4 existing public support mechanisms designed to foster the film and audiovisual sectors, defining the characteristics and current use of each: public funds, fiscal incentives, obligations for broadcasters to invest in film and audiovisual content and guarantee facilities.

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  Television, cinema,
  video and on-demand 
  audiovisual services - 
  the pan-European   picture


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