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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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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