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Latest press releases

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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The European Audiovisual Observatory presents its latest report on the “Exploitation of catalogue films in the EU”.

12% of all films released in the EU are at least 10 years old. New study explores the volume of catalogue films in the EU in cinemas, TV and VOD

18/10/2018 Strasbourg

This new report provides an overview of the commercial exploitation of so-called “catalogue titles” across the three main distribution windows (theatrical release, VOD and television channels), including data on age, origin and circulation of these films

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on supply of audiovisual media services in Europe with focus on localised, targeting and language offers.

One third of all audiovisual media services established in the EU exist as locally adapted versions

16/10/2018 Strasbourg

Based on data gathered in the Observatory’s MAVISE database, this report provides an overview of the European audiovisual media landscape by looking at the origin of linear and pay-on-demand audiovisual services and their circulation from three complementary angles.

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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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