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.


Female directors in European film productions. State of play and evolution between 2003 and 2012

18/09/2014 Authors: Julio TALAVERA MILLA, European Audiovisual Observatory

This first-of-its-kind pan-European analysis of films by female directors reveals that only 16.3% of the European films produced between 2003 and 2012 were shot by female directors. This percentage is even lower when it comes to the share of admissions, with European films by women directors...

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On-Demand Audiovisual Markets in the European Union

10/07/2014 Author: Christian GRECE / European Audiovisual Observatory

This report draws a global picture of the state of on-demand audiovisual services in the EU in 2013 by providing analysis and the main available figures on complex and fast growing markets.

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The theatrical circulation of European children’s films

03/07/2014 Authors: Martin Kanzler

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a brand new report on "The theatrical circulation of European children’s films". Cinema analyst, Martin Kanzler, presented this new report at the KIDS Regio Forum 2014. The objective of this study is to analyse the theatrical circulation and...

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Mandatory contributions and mandatory investments by the various stakeholders in Europe – the new challenges of the digital era and globalisation

13/06/2014 Author: André LANGE, European Audiovisual Observatory

At the occasion of a workshop organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the Ministerio dei beni e delle attivita culturali e del turismo in Rome on 12 June 2014, André Lange made a presentation on the role for new players in the funding for film and audiovisual production.

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TV Market and Video on Demand in the Russian Federation

07/02/2014 Authors: KVG Research / European Audiovisual Observatory

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report edited by KVG Research, a Moscow-based consultancy company: "The TV Market and Video on Demand in the Russian Federation". Its main objective is to analyse the origin of the content broadcast by the main Russian TV channels.

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Television news channels in Europe


The European Audiovisual Observatory has just published a new report on the TV news market in Europe (covering 38 countries). This report provides an overview of the types of channels both national and international, the balance between public and private, and the dominant languages of news...

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Public Funding for Film and Audiovisual Works in Europe

01/10/2012 Author: Susan Newman-Baudais, European Audiovisual Observatory

Published in October 2011, Public Funding for Film and Audiovisual Works in Europe focuses on film funds in 37 European countries operating at pan-European, national and sub-national levels and looks at their activities in support of film, television and new media. The report provides detailed...

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The theatrical export of European films

01/09/2012 Author: Martin KANZLER, European Audiovisual Observatory

Key Statistics and sample analysis of the distribution of European films in 10 non-European markets. Report in English with an Executive Summary in English, French and German.

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The European Digital Cinema Report

11/07/2012 Authors: Martin Kanzler, European Audiovisual Observatory & Elisabetta Brunella, MEDIA Salles

This report provides the latest figures on digital screens and penetration rates across Europe and goes beyond them to explain the historical development of digitisation: it discusses the main reasons why roll-out did not happen for over a decade before finally entering the mainstream deployment...

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Video on demand and catch-up TV in Europe


Audiovisual on-demand services have multiplied in Europe. The landscape of the services has become very fragmented and is showing very rapid evolution. This report gives an exhaustive and up-to-date overview of the different types of on-demand audiovisual services the time. It also shows the...

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