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The legal offer of VoD services in Russia grew by a massive 32% between 2015 and 2016. This is in spite of the fact that 2 out of 3 Russians reportedly consider that viewing and downloading pirated content is legal, according to a survey conducted by software company Irdeto. In addition, Russian...
Convergence again? Cutting out the middle man in the audiovisual sector. Brussels conference on media convergence announced!
Is increasing convergence in the media cutting out the middle man in content supply? Audiovisual content providers are now producing films and programmes themselves, and delivering straight to the consumer. This means that new internet-based players such as online video services, video sharing...
The European Audiovisual Observatory adds the European Producers’ Club and the European Association for Viewer’s Interests to its Advisory Committee
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, has just added two new members to its Advisory Committee: the European Producers’ Club (EPC) and the European Association for Viewers’ Interests (EAVI). The EPC will be represented by its Managing Director, Alexandra Lebret...
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its first ever free IRIS Special report on line! Law in the time of coverage… In times of elections and referenda, the media zoom in on the candidates, analysing their every word, move and minute gesture. In today’s 24/7 digital universe, the mass...
73% of transactional VOD releases take place in countries where the film has also been released in cinemas
New study explores the relation between theatrical and VOD distribution Download the report VOD distribution and the role of aggregators in English. A new report by the European Audiovisual Observatory explores the relation between theatrical and transactional VOD (TVOD) releases, pinpointing...
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