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Latest press releases

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its cinema figures for 2019

EU box office topped 1 billion admissions and EUR 7.2 billion GBO in 2019

18 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Observatory has published its annual cinema round-up for 2019. An initial overview of the first half of 2020 is planned after the summer. These figures are taken from the 2020 edition of FOCUS – World Film Market Trends, which is prepared annually for the Marché du Film.

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European Audiovisual Observatory announces COVID-19 documentary and live expert chat at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film online

11 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

What are the effects of COVID-19 on the film, TV and VOD industries? Join us at the Cannes Marché du Film online for our documentary and live expert chat on Tuesday 23 June from 17.00 – 18.00 (CET). This is a public online event open to all. Registration information in the article.

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New IRIS Themes study reports on ECHR case law in the field of press freedom in Europe

Press freedom in Europe - how is the European Court of Human Rights protecting journalists and their freedom to report?

07 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

This fifth edition of IRIS Themes covers cases concerning freedom of expression, and media and journalistic freedom brought before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 1994 to 2019.

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new Key Trends 2019/2020 report.

Understanding the audiovisual sector and its key trends before COVID-19 to better anticipate its impact.

23 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

Key Trends is the Observatory’s yearly digest of what’s hot in European media: TV, film and VOD. It offers a readable round-up of the key data from Observatory research. The authors drill down into recent trends and hot issues.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on audiovisual services in Europe

Over 11,000 TV channels were available in Europe in 2019

09 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

This new report provides an overview of the supply of services (TV channels and on-demand) available in the European audiovisual media landscape.

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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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