The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the 20th edition of its Yearbook.
This reference publication contains pan-European figures on the various branches of the sector (Television, cinema, VoD). Using the different indicators available, the Observatory reveals that the entire audiovisual sector experienced a second year of stagnation in 2013. For the third year running, the market generated revenues in the order of €133 billion, with even, for the first time, a very slight fall in its revenues in 2013 (-0.1 per cent). The sector most affected is physical video (-11.3 per cent), but 2013 was also a year of recession for cinema receipts (-4.3 per cent), video games (-1.8 per cent) and broadcasting services (-0.5 per cent). The growth in the activities of pay-TV platforms (+2.7 per cent) and in the production of online VoD services (+46.1 per cent) was unable to compensate for the decline in the other activities.
The stagnation of the European market and the fact that the two growth areas are mainly controlled by American groups means the European groups lost 2 per cent of their global market share between 2012 and 2013 and a total of 5.3 per cent between 2009 and 2013.