European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the production and circulation of TV fiction in the EU28

The EU produces over 12 000 hours of TV fiction per year

10/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

The booming market for TV fiction has prompted the European Audiovisual Observatory and DG Connect of the European Commission to undertake production of this ground-breaking report.

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European Audiovisual Observatory releases new study on theatrical and TVOD releases in 5 major EU countries

Average release window between cinema and VOD is 19.4 weeks

10/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

This study provides the first analysis of these cinema /TVOD release windows. It looked at 1794 releases in cinemas and TVOD in 5 major EU countries between 2014 and 2018.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report

Admissions to European films outside Europe rose by 18.7% in 2017 driven by growth in Chinese market

05/08/2019 Strasbourg, France

The study looks at the volume and the theatrical performance of European films in 12 non-European sample markets, including North America, six Latin American markets, China and South Korea, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report

How does Europe boost its independent film production sector?

18/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

This new publication looks at how Europe can protect and nurture the independent production sector, often a hotbed for ground-breaking new formats and approaches but whose financial existence is often precarious.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the visibility of European audiovisual works on transactional video-on-demand

European films and TV content get 27% of TVOD prominence

10/07/2019 Strasbourg

This report finds that, overall, European films get access to promotion and prominence on VOD services. However, with less promotion per film than US films. Promotion efforts for European films are concentrated around a limited number of titles, and take place mainly in their country of origin.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on the place for European films on VOD.

EU films represent 29% of pay-per-view VOD catalogues in Europe and 21% of subscription VOD

10/07/2019 Strasbourg

In this new report, author Christian Grece has taken a sample of 77 pay-per-view (TVOD) catalogues and 45 subscription VOD (SVOD) catalogues available in the European Union in order to build this yearly analysis.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the origin of TV content in VOD catalogues in Europe

European TV series episodes make up 24% of all episodes on pay per view VOD and 19% on SVOD in Europe

09/07/2019 Strasbourg

The increased consumption of TV content on VOD services has prompted this ground-breaking new report on the origins of TV content in VOD catalogues in the EU.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the internationalisation of TV audience markets in Europe.

US groups are the driving force behind the increasing internationalisation of the European television sector

25/06/2019 Strasbourg

Based on data analyses of 2017 TV audience data by Eurodata TV Worldwide this brand new report, published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, explores the increasing internationalisation of the European television sector from three different angles.

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New comparative study on film funding criteria in Europe

How do European film funds award money?

20/06/2019 Strasbourg, France

This report was commissioned by the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. The analysis covers funding for pre-production (script development, project development), production, distribution and promotion for cinema films, TV films and series as well as other audiovisual content.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on pay audiovisual services (pay TV and SVOD) in Europe

Europe is not cord-cutting right across the board

13/06/2019 Strasbourg, France

This brand-new market intelligence report gives the big picture of the pay audiovisual services market in Europe and its development, providing key figures for both linear pay-television (pay-TV) and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD).

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EU box office revenues dropped in 2018 as EU market share increased

09/05/2019 Strasbourg

For the first time in four years, cumulative GBO in the EU Member States did not pass the EUR 7 billion benchmark in 2018. Not adjusted for inflation, this represents the lowest result since 2014; however, it remains the fourth highest level in the last decade.

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LUMIERE VOD: launch of the first directory of European films to increase transparency concerning the VOD markets

16/04/2019 Strasbourg

This free access directory provides information on European films and their availability on-line in VOD services throughout the EU. It will provide greater transparency concerning the European VOD market and may even increase the presence, visibility and circulation of European films across borders.

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New edition of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s KEY TRENDS now available for free on line

Gender equality in the media, promotion of European films, the origin of TV fiction in Europe….

10/04/2019 Strasbourg

Key Trends our yearly digest of what’s hot in European media: TV, film and VOD. The Observatory outlines the big picture of the European audiovisual sector with this very readable round-up of the key data from Observatory research. The authors drill down into recent trends and hot issues.

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Film financing – European strategies to boost cultural diversity

European Audiovisual Observatory announces this year’s Cannes conference!

28/03/2019 Strasbourg

The conference will look at the following themes: how are today’s European films financed? Who are the new financial players? How does public policy channel money into film funds and financing mechanisms? How is the structure of film financing in Europe changing?

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EFARN Film Research Library now on line

07/03/2019 Strasbourg

The European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Film Agencies Research Network (EFARN) have just launched a new database of film industry research and statistics which can be freely consulted on line.

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European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report commissioned by the EFADs

Mapping of national rules for the promotion of European works in Europe

27/02/2019 Strasbourg

Europe has been making great efforts to boost its TV and film content in European markets since the late eighties. Almost 30 years on, a range of measures exists to help. The Observatory has released a mapping report comparing measures aimed at promoting European film and TV programmes in Europe.

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Cinema attendance in the EU drops in 2018

07/02/2019 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival the Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2018. After three years of above average levels, the Observatory estimates that total admissions in the EU decreased by 3.0% to 955 million tickets sold.

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European Audiovisual Observatory releases new European film report

The legal framework for international co-productions

29/01/2019 Strasbourg

Research suggests that co-production films travel better than their national equivalents, crossing borders and reaching more international audiences. But co-productions can be risky. This report looks at the legal safeguards and frameworks which provide some ground rules for co-productions in Europe

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European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report about the regulation of on-line media services

IRIS Special 2018-2 Media law enforcement without frontiers

23.01.2019 Strasbourg

Regulating media services in this digital world ‘sans frontiers’ is an extremely complex challenge. High time, then, for our latest up-date on where media legislation stands.

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

18/01/2018 Strasbourg

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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