European Audiovisual Observatory


Streamers accounted for a quarter of European original content spend in 2022

Global streamers’ spending accounted for 24% of all spending on European original content last year, according to a study by the European Audiovisual Observatory.  The report found that global streamers’ spending increased by 70% versus 2021 to €4.9 billion, with Netflix accounting for about 45% of streamer spending on European original content, down from 58% in […]

Close to half of European kids TV channels are US owned

Almost half of children’s TV channels in Europe belong to US companies, while six in 10 entertainment-focused SVOD services have a US parent, according to the latest report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. Some 18% of all private TV channels excluding local TV are US-owned, 39% of all SVOD and 33% of TVOD services in […]

European audiovisual revenues becoming more concentrated as SVOD drives growth

The top 100 audiovisual players in the European market are growing twice as fast as the market overall, according to the latest report by the European Audiovisual Observatory. According to the Top Players in the European Audiovisual Industry – Ownership and Concentration report, the cumulative service operating revenues of the top 100 audiovisual companies in […]

European films on VOD in numbers

On average, European consumers across 21 major countries have access to 8,528 European films on video-on-demand in their countries, of which 6,958 are of European non-national origin on any given day, according to the latest report by the European Audiovisual Observatory. The number of films available via VOD compares to an average of 3,394 European […]

Big SVOD players driving European audiovisual services revenue growth

The top four streaming players accounting for the lion’s share of growth among the top 100 audiovisual players in Europe between 2016-20, according to a new report on media ownership from the European Audiovisual Observatory. The combined audiovisual services revenues of the top 100 audiovisual companies in Europe grew by 7.7% from 2016 to the […]

EU VOD revenues at more than €11 billion in 2020

Revenues from VOD services in Europe increased 30-fold over the past decade. According to a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory into the SVOD, TVOD and AVOD markets in the 28 European Union countries, there has been an explosion of income representing the seismic shift of consumer habits. It noted that the paid VOD […]

More than 11,000 TV channels in Europe finds report

Over 11,000 TV channels were available in Europe in 2019, a new report has revealed. According to the European Audiovisual Observatory’s MAVISE database which charts the accessibility of TV channels and on-demand services across 41 European countries plus Morocco, there were a total of 11,418 TV channels available in the region. Of those channels, 4,757 […]

Most European content on EU VOD services is imported, with UK as major supplier

Most European content on VOD services in the EU comes from outside the country operating the service, and the UK is the leading exporter, according to a study by European Audiovisual Observatory. The report found that European films and TV content represents 30% of all content found on TVOD services and 26% of SVOD content […]

Report: theatrical admissions has little impact on TVOD window

The average window between the theatrical release of popular movies in cinemas and their transactional video-on-demand release across five European markets is 19 weeks, according to a report by the European Audiovisual Observatory. According to the report, the average window for retail VOD – the definitive sale of a film – across Belgium, Germany, France, […]

European movies losing out in TVOD promotion

European films in transactional video-on-demand catalogues suffer from less promotion per film than US titles, the concentration of promotion around a limited number of titles and a focus on promotion in their home country rather than internationally, according to a report by the European Audiovisual Observatory. Based on data compiled by AQOA from 42 TVOD […]

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