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Independent producers’ coordinator takes over European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee Chair

The Advisory Committee of the Observatory has a new Chair. Elena Lai, Secretary General of the European Coordination of Independent TV Producers (CEPI), takes over from Johannes Studinger, Deputy Director of UNI-EUROPA, who held the position from 2015 – 2018.

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Italy takes over the Presidency of the European Audiovisual Observatory for 2019

16/01/2019 Strasbourg

The Strasbourg-based Observatory, has been providing facts and figures on the film, television and video industries in Europe since 1992. Each January a different Observatory member country takes over the yearly rotating Presidency. In 2018 the Presidency was held by France.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the financing of European fiction films

How is European fiction financed? New comprehensive sample analysis gives the insights…

19/12/2018 Strasbourg

Based on the actual budget analysis of 445 European live-action fiction films released in 2016, this is probably the largest pan-European data sample available to date on the financing of European fiction films.

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New report analysing online video sharing published by the European Audiovisual Observatory

YouTube and Facebook together net over 50% of the online video advertising market

06/12/2018 Strasbourg

This new report presents the evolution of online video sharing platforms, the main players, and their relationships with the programme creators. It focuses on the use of video sharing platforms and their business models, and analyses the potential impact of these platforms on the audiovisual sector.

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Click on each new day in December for an Observatory report, presentation or film!

Advent Calendar 2018

01/12/2018 Strasbourg

From now until the 24th of December, each new day gives you a great piece of market or legal analysis!

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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences

Video sharing platforms: shared revenue, shared responsibility?

Our French Presidency conference held on 5th of June 2018 in Paris.


International Co-productions - A success formula for European films?

Gilles Fontaine presents his market analysis at this year's Cannes conference

International Co-productions - A success formula for European films?

Maja Cappello presents her legal analysis at this year's Cannes conference

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