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Latest press releases

The European Audiovisual Oservatory publishes a round-up of COVID-19 measures

New IRIS Plus report: The European audiovisual industry in the time of COVID-19.

22 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The world is currently experiencing a classic nightmare scenario most thought would remain confined to films and TV series: a global pandemic. This new report offers a clear comparative overview of support measures in Europe to carry the audiovisual sector through this crisis.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes state of the art on European media law

Which EU countries have transposed the AVMSD into national legislation?

18 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The 19 September 2020 is the deadline set by the European Commission for the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive into the national legislation of each EU Member State. Read our tabulated research to find out the state of play in each country.

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European Audiovisual Observatory announces an online Focus Session hosted by the German Minister of State for Culture and the Media under the auspices of the German EU Presidency

Regulation and Responsibility of Video-Sharing Platforms

15 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

EU Member States are up against a close deadline to adopt the rules contained in the AVMSD, revised in autumn 2018. Join this online Focus Session on the regulation and responsibility of video-sharing platforms on Thursday 24 September 2020, 11.00-12.30 CET.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on the production and circulation of European high-end fiction series

European high-end fiction series: State of play and trends

10 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The production of high-end television series is growing, and this new free study explores the trends and state of play in Europe.

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We’re announcing our autumn collection of new reports and events

Film, television and VOD in Europe - what’s new this autumn?

01 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

Read on for information about our new autumn collection of free reports, newsletters and analyses of the film, television and VOD industries in Europe: both from an economic and legal point of view.

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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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