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

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Only 16% of Europe’s film heritage collections has been digitised

22/06/2017 News

On the occasion of the opening of the Cinema Ritrovato festival – one of the major events for cinephiles across the world taking place every year in Bologna, Italy - the European Audiovisual Observatory has just released a new study on the access to film works contained in Europe’s Film Heritage...

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European films make up one third of all films promoted on VoD platforms in Europe

15/06/2017 News

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new VoD study focusing on the visibility and promotion of films on VoD platforms Recent films (produced in 2015 or 2016) were allocated in average 93% of all available promotional spots[1]. The allocation of “promotional spots” is heavily concentrated:...

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UK TV programmes make up the lion’s share of EU TV content available on Netflix and iTunes, followed by France and Germany

14/06/2017 News

A. TV content in the catalogues of Netflix and Apple’s iTunes The main European countries of origin for EU 28 TV content in Netflix’s catalogues are the United Kingdom with 160 titles (or 44% of the total EU28 TV titles available in the 8 Netflix catalogues studied), France with 72 titles (20%)...

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European Films make up around 25% of VoD films available in the EU

13/06/2017 News

The composition of the 68 TVOD catalogues by films share of region of origin (October 2016) The Strasbourg-based Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, examined the catalogues of 68 transactional VOD services in the European Union (such as Apple’s iTunes, Microsoft’s Movies, Wuaki.tv, Chili...

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Cinema box office takings in the EU remained above EUR 7 billion in 2016 as admissions approached the magical 1 billion barrier

11/05/2017 News

EU gross box office fell slightly to EUR 7.04 billion in 2016, while admissions rose to 991 million – highest level in the EU since 2004 Family animation hits The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory topped the EU charts Market share for European films slightly down to 26.7% EU film production...

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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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