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We serve European and international journalists with our press releases. We regularly publish facts, figures and analysis from our latest publications or conference presentations in the form of press releases targeting the journalist community.


All press releases are available in English, French and German. We also offer free copies of our publications to bona fide journalists who quote our work in their articles or write about our publications.

Our experts and analysts are often solicited to answer journalists' questions and participate in radio and television programmes. We are very glad to do this inasmuch as the work involved in producing our publications allows.

If you wish to join our unique network of journalists covering the audiovisual industries, or simply wish to receive our press releases for information, send an email to the Observatory's Press Officer (see details on the right). We look forward to satisfying your information needs.

For any press releases prior to 2017, please contact alison.hindhaugh@coe.int

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes major new study on foreign media ownership rules in Russia

Who wants a share of the Russian media pie?

15/11/2018 Strasbourg

Russian media markets have flourished since the early nineties and foreign investors want to get a slice of this increasingly lucrative pie. But how do the Russian authorities view this? And how has Russian legislation reacted to safeguard against unwanted outside influence in Russian mass media?

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Brexit conference in Brussels announced!

Brexit - impact, challenges and chances for the European audiovisual sector

13/11/ 2018 Strasbourg

How will Brexit affect the television, film and VoD sectors in Europe? Will the much quoted exodus of media companies from the UK actually happen? This free entry public conference in Brussels on 27th November will focus on these and other issues.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory presents its latest report on the “Exploitation of catalogue films in the EU”.

12% of all films released in the EU are at least 10 years old. New study explores the volume of catalogue films in the EU in cinemas, TV and VOD

18/10/2018 Strasbourg

This new report provides an overview of the commercial exploitation of so-called “catalogue titles” across the three main distribution windows (theatrical release, VOD and television channels), including data on age, origin and circulation of these films

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on the TV news channels in Europe

67% of all TV news channels in Europe are owned by media groups which only have one news channel in their portfolio

04/10/2018 Strasbourg

This new report provides an overview of the TV news channel landscape in Europe. It quantifies the offer of TV news channels in Europe, analysing their typology, assessing their availability, and identifying where they are established.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free mapping report on 28 EU countries

How are audiovisual media services licenced in Europe today?

26/09/2018 Strasbourg

TV programmes and films are now available to the viewer via a dizzying number of delivery channels. But what are the challenges concerning the licensing of this new generation of content delivery services? This report aims at filling the evident knowledge gap in the area of licensing systems.

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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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