The Yearbook 2015 goes fully digital! The Yearbook Online Service provides a precise and comprehensive picture of the situation of the European audiovisual markets and industry in across the European States. It covers all main branches of the audiovisual sector: cinema, television, video and on-demand audiovisual services.
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Your online service for data and analysis on television, cinema, VoD and home video in the European countries. We look at market shares, services offered, financing and the main players in each branch of these industries.
All you need to know about or brand new Yearbook Online Service, available in this new form from November 2015:
The first edition of the Yearbook was published in March 1995 as the “Statistical Yearbook 1994/95”. Since then the Yearbook has tracked the wide-reaching changes and increasing complexity of the audiovisual sector since the mid-nineties. For its first edition we were able to deliver a comprehensive picture of the sector in 279 pages, for the 2013 edition it took more than 600. After 20 years of publication the Yearbook is today one of the best and most comprehensive data sources on television, the film industry, video and the increasingly numerous on-demand audiovisual services in Europe. It is based on the solid know-how and analytical skills of the Observatory’s department for Information on Markets and Financing, the Observatory’s networks and databases and a huge variety of excellent data and information sources.
As its name still indicates – the first 6 editions were available in book form only. In 2001 a basic service offering access to Excel files was added to the offer and since the 2009 edition a PDF version has also been available.
Since November 2015 this new Yearbook platform offers even more content in a much more accessible form!
The Yearbook Online Service offers three different complementary sections:
The Data Sets of the Yearbook Online Service offer a huge variety of statistical indicators which you may already know from previous editions of the classic Yearbook. The section brings together more than 400 tables and graphs. Most of these data sets cover 5 consecutive years to allow you to track the main trends. Many of the statistics contain a breakdown by country for a given indicator or market – you can clearly see which countries are trend setters or followers.
The data sets of the Yearbook are subdivided into 7 main thematic sections (this content list may slightly be modified according to data availability):
The audiovisual markets in the EU / Pay-TV subscribers and revenues / Advertising revenues / Advertising expensiture by media
The distribution of audiovisual services
Digital platforms / Digital terrestrial television / Satellite television / Cable television / IPTV / Smart TV
Broadcasting revenues / Audience / Television viewing / Audience shares / Origin of TV channels / Availability of TV channels
On demand audiovisual services
Services / Revenues
Global and European Players / Public Service Broadcasting / Private Groups / Thematic and local TV / Distribution /Production
Film and Cinema
Film Production / Investments / Budgets / Sites / Screens / Digital Screens / Admissions / Box Office / Ticket price / Top 50 films / Admissions to European Films / Market shares of admissions
Equipment / Turnover / Transactions / Prices
Access the list of files, tables and graphs available in the Data Set section of the Yearbook Online Service by taking a free tour on the Yearbook-platform – just note that you need a subscription to access the data and files themselves!
This section of the Yearbook Online Service follows a geographic approach and offers you a country-by-country view of the audiovisual sector in 40 countries. The country profiles provide analysis of each country (when data are available)*:
• an introductory text describing the principal characteristics of the national television markets and their recent developments, as well as, in the case of the larger countries, the development of the cinema market;
• data on the household penetration rate for audiovisual equipment and how audiovisual services are received, as well as data on individual devices (smartphones, tablets and advanced games consoles);
• the breakdown of adspend between the different types of media;
• the main national players (main distributors of audiovisual services, principal broadcasters by consolidated audience market share);
• consolidated data on the funding of the public audiovisual media sector;
• the number of audiovisual services (television services, on-demand audiovisual services, number of services offered by the main distribution platforms);
• market trends (changes in reception, equipment penetration, growth of consumers’ pay-TV expenditure, number of households accessing main multichannel platforms, broadcasting companies’ gross revenues);
• television audience market shares;
• the viewing of online video services on fixed-line internet ;
• the supply and consumption of catch-up TV and video-on-demand services ;
• the cinema market (exhibition infrastructure, number of films produced, entries and box office receipts, market share according to film origin and by distributor);
• the domestic video market (equipment penetration, figures for retail sales and DVD and Blu-ray disc rentals, number of transactions, retail prices).
*This content list may slightly be modified according to data availability.
This section is new to the 2015 edition and therefore not available for the Yearbook Online Service 2014.
The Key Trends section is THE analysis and intelligence section of the Yearbook Online Service and provides you with an overview of the recent key trends of the audiovisual sector. The section is based on the Data Sets and shows the main developments that can be traced across Europe. It will also include valuable insights on legal issues contributed by the Observatory’s department for Legal Information on topics such as the AVMSD, cinema, copyright or freedom of expression.
The Key Trends section of the Yearbook Online Service 2015 contains the following chapters:
Key Trends - An overall analysis across the different branches of the audiovisual sector
TV: A slow crisis
This Key Trends section of the Yearbook Online Service is available as a standalone publication and can be purchased independently from the online service. This publication is available in electronic form (PDF) and as a printed booklet, it can be ordered through the Observatory shop.
This section is new to the 2015 edition and not available for the Yearbook Online Service 2014.
The Yearbook Online Service covers the 40 member countries of the European Audiovisual Observatory. Our European coverage ranges from Turkey to Ireland, from Iceland to Malta and from Portugal to Russia. From 2015 onwards we include Morocco as a non–European member-state.
The list of countries covered by the Yearbook Online Service:
Albania - Armenia - Austria - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Montenegro - Morocco - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” - Turkey - United Kingdom
In order to evaluate the situation in Europe on a global scale we often indicate in addition to the European figures those of two of the most important non-European markets, the USA and Japan.
You can access the data in the form of Excel sheets, allowing you to export and save the files and start working with them right away! Many of the indicators provide country-by-country details.
The countries are always abbreviated with their ISO codes, from AM (Armenia), AT (Austria) to TR (Turkey) and US (United States of America). The list of ISO-codes is here.
Hundreds of individual information sources contribute to the Yearbook Online Service. Among the most significant are Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, EFARN (European Film Agency Research Network), Eurodata-TV Worldwide, Creative Europe, IHS, International Video Federation (IVF), MEDIA Salles, ROVI, UER-SIS, and the Observatory's own MAVISE and LUMIERE databases.
The Yearbook Online Service is available by subscription only.
We offer two types of subscriptions to the Yearbook Online Service, depending on the number of people using the service:
Single user access to the Yearbook Online Service 2015 and 2014: 345 €
To order a Multi user/corporate access, please click here.
Subscription to the Yearbook Online Service gives access to all 3 main sections: data sets, country profiles and key trends.
As soon as your order and payment are received, you simply
We do not offer partial access to the Yearbook Online Service – the subscription grants access to all sections.
Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory
Database on legal information relevant to the audiovisual sector in Europe
Database on the transposition of the AVMS Directive into national legislation
Database on admissions to films released in Europe
Database on TV and on-demand audiovisual services and companies in Europe