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Conference: Towards Transparency 2.0 - Focus on Media Concentration

    Almost 200 media professionals and decision makers attended our 20th anniversary conference on media concentration on the 7th of November at the Council of Europe here in Strasbourg. If you made it, thanks for coming! If not, we’re now able to send you the information which so many of the participants requested following our conference. First of all, you’ll find a film of the conference on the YouTube Channel of the European Audiovisual Observatory here: T...

Admissions in Europe prove to be slightly down after two record years

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AFTER TWO RECORD YEARS, A SLIGHT DIP IN AUDIENCES IN EUROPE’S CINEMAS SLOWDOWN OR STOP IN THE GROWTH OF AVERAGE TICKET PRICES OVER 50% OF EUROPEAN SCREENS NOW DIGITAL   In the 31 countries where initial – not yet final - figures are available on cinema-going in 2011, from Russia to Portugal and from Ireland to Turkey, admissions prove to be slightly down after two record years: audiences stand at 1,188.6 million, compared to 1,195.9 million in 2010, with a 0.6% dip. The 1...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are film...

Film and television: Falling in love again?

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On May 15, as part of the 64th Cannes film festival program, the European Audiovisual Observatory held a very informative workshop about the current relationship between film and television. More than 400 professionals had gathered as Mr. Wolfgang Closs, executive director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, welcomed a number of speakers from his organization as well as outside specialists to discuss trends in the European film and broadcast markets. And the big question was: are fil...

How to measure communication and media in the digital converging era?

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Workshop organised by the OECD, EBU and the European Audiovisual Observatoryin the framework of the Internet Governance Forum (Vilnius, 15 September 2010).The workshop will take place in room 5 of the Lithuanian Exhibition Centre LITEXPO in Vilnius between 4.30 and 6.30 PM and will be webcast live on the website of the IGF: http://www.intgovforum.org The objective of the workshop is to raise the awareness of the problems in measuring the impact of the Internet on the audiovisual industry. The de...

Digital Cinema Tango! Shall we dance with l' Observatoire de l'Audiovisuel Panel in Cannes 2010

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Digital Cinema Tango! Getting the right rhythm for the digitisation of European cinemas European Audiovisual Observatory’s Afternoon in Cannes Sunday 16 May 2010, 3 pm – 4.30 pm Salle Buñuel (5th floor - Palais des Festivals) Watch the full length video in HD! Brougt to you by filmfestivals.com and L'Observatoire de l'Audiovisuel Digital Cinema Tango! The Observatory Panel in Cannes part 1envoyé par filmfestivals-com. - Court métrage, documentaire e...

The European Audiovisual Observatory hosts Digital Cinema Tango conference Sunday afternoon

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The European Audiovisual Observatory hosted a workshop Sunday afternoon, focusing on the theme of financing the digitization of cinema in Europe. The workshop took place form 3p.m. to 4:30p.m. in Salle Bunuel in the Palais des Festivals. The Observatory's director, Wolfgang Closs, elaborated on the reason behind the workshop's theme, titled "Digital Cinema Tango! Getting the right rhythm for the digitization of European cinemas." Closs explained: "There is a clear problem of synch...

Show me the money workshop in Cannes from the European Audiovisual Observatory

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Watch the full length video of the panel. Part 1: click to view  the videos: “Show me the money !” and  “Show me the money !” Part 2                       Show me the Money! Monitoring film revenues and collecting rightsholders’ money Moderator : Bertrand Moullier, Consultant, Narval Media. OPENING: Wolfgang Closs...

VoD - which licences for which markets? Debate in Cannes May 18 at 2:30 pm at the Ambassadeurs

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"VoD - which licences for which markets?" is the theme of this year's European Audiovisual Observatory Afternoon in Cannes. This workshop has become a key part of the Cannes calendar and broke all records last year when over 350 cinema professionals crowded into the Salon des Ambassadeurs to hear the Observatory's latest industry-based analyses. This year's edition is, once again, freely accessible to everyone accredited to the market or festival. It will take place on Sunday 18th of M...

VoD vs. CINEMA? Panel in Cannes May 19: the "minutes"

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VoD vs. Cinema?European Audiovisual Observatory Afternoon Workshop in Cannes breaks all recordsLinks to the presentations of the conference:Cinema admissions in EuropeVideo on demand in EuropeLes enjeux de la vidéo à la demande et de la vidéo en ligne Digital rights management systems (DRMs) Audiovisual Archives and the Inability to Clear Rights in Orphan Works Making Possible the Access to Our Film Heritage on VoD Over 350 film professionals crowded into the Palais des Festivals in Cannes to...

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