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European Audiovisual Observatory releases its cinema figures just before the Cannes Film Festival

EU gross box office topped EUR 7 billion in 2017 for third year running

04/05/2018 Strasbourg

Based on provisional data, cumulative GBO in the EU Member States topped the EUR 7 billion benchmark once again, reaching an estimated EUR 7.02 billion in 2017. While dropping 0.3% on the previous year, this still represents – not adjusted for inflation – the third highest level ever recorded.

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Film data from the Europen Audiovisual Observatory’s Key Trends publication – now free on line for the first time

28% of films on TV are European

03/05/2018 Strasbourg

This 72-page report gives a digestible overview of the film, VOD and television sectors in Europe, covering 41 countries.

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Subscription VOD data from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Key Trends publication – now free on line for the first time

SVOD accounts for 60% of the growth of pay audiovisual services revenues

The Observatory is proud to make this publication free of charge just ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.

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New free TV fiction report by the European Audiovisual Observatory

Europe produces over 11 000 hours of home-grown TV fiction per year

27/04/2018 Strasbourg

Publication of this report coincides with the French Series Mania Festival in Lille, where report author, Gilles Fontaine will present his findings on 2 and 3 May.

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Organised in December 2017 by the European Audiovisual Observatory

Workshop summary - The financial ecosystem of European audiovisual production

11/04/2018 Strasbourg

The way people enjoy audiovisual content is changing at an amazing speed, but one thing thing remains unshaken: money still makes the (audiovisual) world go round. This workshop aimed at discussing the financial ecosystem of audiovisual production in Europe.

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

Media Ownership - Market Realities and Regulatory Responses

Our Brussels 2016 workshop

Ticket to ride! What makes European films travel?

Our Cannes 2016 workshop

Public Service Media On Line: Remit and Financing.

Our 2015 Brussels workshop

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