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European Audiovisual Observatory

Report: European AV players growing faster than market

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has published its annual report on key AV players in Europe. The report, Top players in the European audiovisual industry – ownership and concentration, aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well […]

January 25, 2023

Report: US players prominent in European VoD sector

Non-European players have taken a strong foothold in the European AV market. One in four of the top 50 TV groups and more than a third of the top 50 groups for on-demand services has a non-European parent company, according to a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. US players represent the largest group of […]

January 6, 2023

Report: Streamers 16% of EU original content investment

Global streaming services’ share of investments in European original content grew to 16 per cent in 2021, according to a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. Although Netflix accounted for over half (56 per cent), it was down from 92 per cent two years earlier as other streamers, in particular Prime Video, increased their share. […]

September 8, 2022

Report: European cinema sector making slow recovery

The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that 2021 turned out to be another difficult year for the cinema sector in Europe. Multiple factors, like the ongoing closures of cinemas, particularly in the first half of the year, the negative effect of attendance restrictions, possible hesitancy among audiences to return to cinemas, the return of US studio […]

May 12, 2022

European creatives welcome VoD study

A range of European organisations, representing key stakeholders in the film and audiovisual creation, production and distribution value chain, have welcomed the findings of the latest European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) study on the Circulation of European films on VOD and in cinemas, complementing the EAO’s Yearbook 2021/2022 Key Trends. They say that responding to evolving […]

April 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Most EU VoD content is not local

Given the rise of subscription and transactional VoD services in Europe, the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has updated its report on Film and TV content in VoD catalogues. In all, there are 7 times more single film titles on TVoD than single TV seasons (62,717 unique film titles […]

April 7, 2022

Report: EU TV fiction production down 600 hours in 2020

A new report, Audiovisual fiction production in Europe – 2020 figures, has been published by the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The report analyses the volume, formats, origin, commissioners and producers of original European TV films and TV series released on TV and SVoD between 2015 and 2020. Daily […]

April 5, 2022

Report: €2m average budget of European films in 2019

Based on the actual budget analysis of 651 European live-action fiction films released in 2019, this is probably the largest pan-European data sample available to date on the financing of European fiction films. This report comes via a major collaboration project between the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and […]

March 15, 2022

Report: EU & UK cinema attendance up 28% in 2021

Based on preliminary data, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that the cinema attendance in the European Union and the UK increased to 383.2 million tickets sold in 2021. This is 83.8 million admissions more than in 2020, representing a year-on-year growth of 28 per cent. The rebound was less pronounced in the European Union only […]

February 15, 2022

Report: SVoD race, pandemic boost M&A spree in Europe

A report by the European Audiovisual Observatory aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well as other performance indicators specific to key audiovisual market segments. The analysis provides snapshots of the top AV players and explores concentration, statute, and origin of ownership by revenues, […]

January 18, 2022