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.


Origin and availability of television services in the European Union

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

This note provides an overall background of the linear media services landscape in the 28 EU countries by focusing on a) the country of origin of services, b) the availability of services and c) the television viewing time of the overall and younger population.

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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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Investments in original content by audiovisual services

12/04/2016 Authors: Deirdre KEVIN, European Audiovisual Observatory

This brief provides analysis of two sets of data: an overview over time (2009-2013) of the levels of investment of the main TV groups in 15 countries in original programming; and a brief overview of the growth of investment (by a range of players) in original online content.

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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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European fiction works on TV channels

12/04/2016 Authors: Deirdre KEVIN and Laura ENE, European Audiovisual Observatory

This report provides an overview of the trends in fiction programming over the years 2009-2013 with regard to their origin and circulation.

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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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Measurement of fragmented audiovisual audiences

16/03/2016 Author: Gilles FONTAINE and Christian GRECE / European Audiovisual Observatory

This report focuses on the most recent figures available for television and for online video viewing.

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Online advertising in the EU - Update 2014

16/03/2016 Authors: Gilles FONTAINE and Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

This note, prepared by the European Audiovisual Observatory for the European Commission, is the 2015 update of the 2014 report on online advertising.

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The SVOD market in the EU developments 2014/2015

16/03/2016 Authors: Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

This report analyses the development of the EU SVOD market from different angles such as the share of SVOD consumer revenues in total on-demand consumer revenues, the situation of pay TV in regard to SVOD (competition or coexistence) and the main players in the EU.

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Origin of films in VOD catalogues in the EU

16/03/2016 Authors: Laura ENE and Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

The European Audiovisual Observatory undertook in October 2015 a research project on films in selected video-on-demand catalogues available in the European Union. The first results of this research project are presented in this note.

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