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Latest press releases

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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European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report about the new AVMSD and its effects on media regulation in Europe

The independence of media regulatory authorities in Europe

09/10/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Audiovisual Observatory has an ever vigilant eye on European media legislation and has just released, with the scientific coordination of its partner institution, the IViR of the University of Amsterdam, an in-depth analysis of what the new AVMSD will mean for European regulators.

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European Audiovisual Observatory announces Moscow conference this October!

Pay-TV and Cord Cutting in Russia

01 /10/2019 Strasbourg, France

What are the latest trends in the Russian TV market ? Observatory Conference in Moscow, 29 October 2019

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the export of European films on SVOD services outside Europe

Amazon is the biggest buyer of EU films for SVOD release outside of Europe

26/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

This new study, which focuses on a sample of 79 non-EU SVOD services and their catalogues in 21 countries across the globe, aims to determine the market for EU films on SVOD beyond the borders of the European Union.

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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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