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Latest press releases

Click on each new day in December for an Observatory report, presentation or film!

Advent Calendar 2018

01/12/2018 Strasbourg

From now until the 24th of December, each new day gives you a great piece of market or legal analysis!

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes the 2018/2019 edition of its Yearbook on line!

Pay-TV and Subscription VoD in Europe on the up, television viewing and Blu-ray sales in Europe slump

22/11/2018 Strasbourg

This database provides comparative European data on film, television, on-demand and physical video in 41 countries. The country by country comparative Pan-European tables are downloadable in Excel form. Downloadable country profiles are also included.

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Major new research report on European cinema just published!

VoD, gender equality in cinema and cash rebates for film production…

20/11/2018 Strasbourg

This brand new research report on European cinema is edited by the Observatory and features 21 articles on 7 different topics. It contains content by 10 agencies, members of EFARN - the European Film Agencies Research Network - and marks the 15th anniversary of this unique film research network.

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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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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences

Creators in Europe’s Screen Sectors – Sketching Present and Future Challenges - 7 June 2022

The European cinema sector - diverging paths? - 20 May 2023

FOCUS 2023: Key Trends in the Film Sector - 19 May 2023



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