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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

Latest press releases
 

We’re tracking covid-19 support measures for the audiovisual sector

06 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

The COVID-19 crisis is producing unprecedented challenges for the AV sector. Governments and industry bodies are bringing in measures to support the industries and their professionals during this time. We are tracking these measures in 41 different countries as well as pan-European initiatives.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new free report on the Production of TV fiction in Europe

Over 1 000 TV fiction titles and seasons produced each year in Europe

24 March 2020 Strasbourg, FRANCE

Just before the launch of the digital Series Mania online forum, the Observatory has released its latest figures on the production of TV and streaming fiction in Europe. This new report finds that, over 1 000 titles and 13 000 hours of audiovisual fiction were produced in the EU in 2018. 

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The European Audiovisual Observatory has just released its analysis of the promotion of films and TV content by 52 TVOD services in 7 European countries

24% of films promoted by TVOD services are European

12 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

This report looks at the origin of content promoted, the intensity and concentration of promotion, the relative share of films and TV content.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the theatrical circulation of European films outside Europe in 2018

Admissions to European films outside Europe dropped by 15% in 2018 due to lack of European blockbusters in China

03/03/2020 Strasbourg, France

The study looks at the volume and the theatrical performance of European films in 15 non-European sample markets, including North America, six Latin American markets, five Asian markets, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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EU cinema attendance up by 5.5% in 2019, showing best result since 2004

25/02/2020 Strasbourg, France

On the occasion of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the Obervatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2019. After two years of decrease, estimates show that total admissions in the EU increased by 5.5% thus breaking through the 1 billion barrier.

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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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