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Commercial Communications in the AVMSD revision

23/11/2017 News

Advertising has always posed a challenge for European legislation. Lawmakers find themselves trying to address the concerns and needs of stakeholders as wide apart as children’s protection lobbyists, health and safety campaigners, protesters against gender stereotyping...

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Greece re-joins the European Audiovisual Observatory

20/11/2017 News

The Strasbourg-based Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, has just announced that Greece is back as a member state. Greece's withdrawal from the Observatory became effective as of January this year against a background of economic upheaval. While this meant that the Observatory could no...

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329 children’s TV channels currently operate in Europe

12/10/2017 News

Just before MIP Junior opens - European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on children’s TV This figure comes from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s new free to download report: Children’s TV channels in Europe - Who are the key players? Share of children’s TV channels (including...

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes results of its Brussels SATCAB workshop!

25/09/2017 News

Just ahead of forthcoming debates in the European Parliament a brand new report focuses on what’s at stake on copyright applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes. A round-table workshop was held on 21 June in...

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On-demand: a new opportunity for film?

20/09/2017 News

The legal offer of VoD services in Russia grew by a massive 32% between 2015 and 2016. This is in spite of the fact that 2 out of 3 Russians reportedly consider that viewing and downloading pirated content is legal, according to a survey conducted by software company Irdeto. In addition, Russian...

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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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