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Latest press releases

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on Film and TV content on VOD in Europe

Most European content on VOD is non-national - with UK content taking the lead

28/11/2019 Strasbourg, France

Given the rise of subscription and transactional VOD services in Europe, we have just up-dated our ground-breaking report on Film and TV content in VOD catalogues.

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New IRIS Plus report on media windows just published

How does Europe manage the timing of film releases in cinemas, on DVD/VOD and on TV?

06/11/2019 Strasbourg

This latest IRIS Plus report clarifies the release windows situation in Europe by providing a thorough analysis of the system and the economic and legal rationale on which it is based.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new market analysis of Russian pay-TV and cord-cutting

Pay TV revenue in Russia up by 14.2% in 2018 year-on-year: cord cutting not yet taking hold

31/10/2019 Strasbourg

The Observatory releases an annual report on Russian TV or cinema. This year’s report concentrates on pay-TV and cord cutting in Russia. It was presented at our Moscow conference this week.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on gender of directors of European films.

Less than one fifth of European films were directed by women in 2017

22/10/2019 Strasbourg, France

This report aims at helping to quantify the gender imbalance among film directors in Europe. It first provides a general overview of the gender of directors of European films. Then, it looks at the volume and share of films by gender of director, including information on film genres.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes 2018 data on audiovisual media services in Europe from the MAVISE database.

Just ahead of BREXIT deadline, UK once again named the largest audiovisual market in greater Europe

10/10/2019 Strasbourg, France

Based on data analyses of 2018 data from the MAVISE database, this publication provides an overview of the European audiovisual media landscape from three different perspectives.

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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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