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European Audiovisual Observatory announces St. Petersburg conference this autumn!
What’s new in Europe's fifth biggest cinema market? For several years now Russia has been a major economic player in film production and exploitation and in September we take the pulse of the current Russian cinema industry and look at the challenges and chances offered by this dynamic film market.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces Athens conference this autumn!
What are the challenges of licensing VOD services, IPTV, OTT and satellite services in our brave new digital world? Find out by joining us this September in Athens where we are organising a public conference on licensing procedures concerning audiovisual media services.
European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new legal report
With last week’s announcement that Instagram has just launched a new video sharing platform - IGTV – it’s clear that VSPs are this season’s hot topic. But what rules do they have to respect? How does European law define their roles and responsibilities? High time then for this new report.
New Brexit report from the European Audiovisual Observatory
The UK represents a massive 21% of the European TV market 1,203 TV channels out of 3,005 in the EU (28) are based in the UK The UK is the second largest exporter (after France) of film titles exported to other EU28 countries for projection in cinemas and broadcast on TV.
European Audiovisual Observatory releases its cinema figures just before the Cannes Film Festival
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.
Our French Presidency conference held on 5th of June 2018 in Paris.
Gilles Fontaine presents his market analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.
Maja Cappello presents her legal analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.