Yearbook 2014 - Television, cinema, video and on-demand audiovisual services - the pan-European picture

The Yearbook 2014 provides a wide range of statistical data and qualitative analysis on the four main industry branches of the audiovisual sector in Europe: the film industry, television, video/DVD and the increasingly important on-demand audiovisual services.

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Pages : 272
Place : Strasbourg
Date of publication : November 2014
Editor : André Lange, European Audiovisual Observatory

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The Yearbook of the European Audiovisual Observatory is one of the best and most comprehensive data sources on television, cinema, video and the increasingly important on-demand audiovisual services in Europe. It is based on a huge variety of the best data and information sources available and covers 39 European States.


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The world audiovisual landscape

  • Main convergent players (2012-2013)
  • Ranking by audiovisual turnover of the 40 top worldwide groups (2009-2013)
  • 10 leading audiovisual companies (2009-2013) / Breakdown of the audiovisual worldwide market
  • The EU international trade in AV services
  • Size of the audiovisual market (2008-2013)
  • Growth of the various segment of the European audiovisual market (2010-2013)


Distribution of audiovisual services

  • Digital platforms (Text overview)
  • Number of TV distribution platforms (2009-2013)
  • Operators of digital platforms (2009-2013)
  • Digital TV reception (31/12/2013)
  • Digital terrestrial television (Text overview)
  • Number of DTT Households (2012-2013)
  • Implementation of digital terrestrial television (December 2013)
  • Operators of pay-DTT services (end 2013)
  • Number of subscribers to pay-DTT services (2009-2013)
  • Operating revenues of DTT pay-TV pure players / total pay DTT (2009-2013)
  • Satellite (Text overview)
  • Total DTH satellite households
  • Satellite TV packages in Europe (December 2013)
  • Reception in Europe of the two main satellite systems
  • Number of satellite pay TV subscribers in Europe (2009-2013)
  • Consumers’ expenditures for pay satellite audiovisual services (2009-2013)
  • Cable TV
  • Households subscribing to cable (2009-2013)
  • Main cable operators in Europe (2010-2013)
  • Main cable operators by country (December 2013)
  • Consumers’ expenditures for cable audiovisual services (2009-2013)
  • IPTV
  • Main IPTV operators in Europe (December 2013)
  • Number of IPTV households in Europe (2009-2013)
  • Consumers’ expenditures for IPTV audiovisual services (2009-2013)


Economic trends of the broadcasting sector

  • The 50 leading European TV companies (2009-2013)
  • The 50 leading European public radio-television companies (2008-2013)
  • Operating revenues of television companies in the EU (2009-2013)
  • Public radio companies (2009-2013) / Licence fee (2013)
  • Breakdown of revenues of public broadcasting organisations (2013)
  • Consolidated revenues of the main European commercial TV groups (2009-2013)
  • Growth of TV groups (Text overview)
  • 40 leading European private TV companies financed by advertising (2009-2013)
  • Operating revenue of the TV companies mainly financed by advertising (2009-2013)
  • 40 leading European thematic television companies (2009-2013)
  • Operating revenues of companies providing thematic television channel (2009-2013)
  • Operating revenues of home shopping companies (2009-2013)
  • Operating revenues of local television in the European Union (2009-2013)
  • Operating revenue of leading private radio companies (2009-2013)
  • Breakdown of advertising expenditures by media in the European Union (2009-2013)
  • UK - advertising expenditure, Online video adspend in the United Kingdom (2013)
  • Finland - advertising expenditure, Online video adspend


Television services

  • Supply of TV channels (Text overview)
  • TV channels available by genre (December 2013)
  • TV channels by kind of transmission (December 2013)
  • TV channels by genre and by country (December 2013)


Television audience

  • Television audience data, country by country (2009-2013):

AM – Armenia, AT – Austria, BA - Bosnia and Herzegovina, BE – Belgium, BG – Bulgaria, CH – Switzerland, CY – Cyprus, CZ - Czech Republic, DE – Germany, DK – Denmark, EE – Estonia, ES – Spain, FI – Finland, FR – France, GB – United Kingdom, GR – Greece, HR – Croatia, HU – Hungary,  IE – Ireland, IS – Iceland, IT – Italy, LT – Lithuania, LU – Luxembourg, LV – Latvia, MA – Morocco, MK - "the former yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", MT – Malta, NL – Netherlands, NO – Norway, PL - Poland, PT – Portugal, RO – Romania, RU - Russian Federation, SE – Sweden, SI – Slovenia, SK - Slovak Republic, TR – Turkey.

  • Average television viewing per person in Europe (2009-2013)


On-demand audiovisual services (2009-2013)

  • Number of on-demand audiovisual services by country of establishment and by genre
  • Number of legal VoD services available by country in Europe and by country of origin
  • Other kind of on-demand audiovisual services in Europe
  • Ownership of available VoD services in the EU by country and by origin
  • Consumer spend for VoD services (2009-2013)
  • Analysis of the catalogue of various VoD services (2014)
  • Operating revenues of Entertainment retailers, DVD rental and VoD companies in Europe  (2009-2013)


The film industry (2009-2013)

  • Production
  • Total number of theatrical feature films produced in Europe
  • Production: EUR38, EU27, USA, Japan
  • Film production investment in national currency
  • Film production investment in Euros
  • Average feature film production budgets in national currency
  • Average feature film production budgets in Euros
  • Screens
  • Inhabitants per screen
  • Number of screens: EU27, EUR38
  • Sites
  • Digital screens, number and penetration
  • Digital 3D screens
  • Admissions
  • Cinema admissions: EU27, EUR36… + National market share…
  • Cinema admissions per inhabitant
  • Gross box office in national currency
  • Gross box office in EUR
  • Average cinema ticket price (in national)
  • Average cinema ticket price (in EUR)
  • Top 50 films by admissions in Europe (2013)
  • Top 50 European films by admissions in Europe
  • Admissions to European films in national and non-national European markets + National market share
  • Non-national European film market share
  • US market share
  • Market share of film from the rest of the world (RoW)


Physical video market (2009-2013)

  • DVD player households
  • DVD player penetration of TV households
  • Blu-ray disc player households
  • Blu-ray disc player penetration of TV households
  • DVD retail turnover, DVD rental turnover
  • Blu-ray retail turnover, Blu-ray rental turnover
  • DVD retail transactions, DVD rental transactions
  • Blu-ray retail transactions, Blu-ray rental transactions
  • DVD average retail transaction price, Blu-ray disc average retail…
  • DVD and BD retail transactions: EU17, EUR22, DVD and BD rental
  • DVD average rental transaction price, Blu-ray disc average rental…


This table of content could be slightly modified in the final version of the Yearbook.

Online Services

IRIS e-Newsletter

Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory

> Database IRIS Merlin 

Database on legal information relevant to the audiovisual sector in Europe

> AVMSDatabase

Database on the transposition of the AVMS Directive into national legislation

Database LUMIERE

Database on admissions to films released in Europe


The European film directory on European films available on VOD services in Europe

> Database MAVISE

Database on TV and on-demand audiovisual services and companies in Europe