Yearbook Online Service 2017-2018

The Yearbook Online Service provides a precise and comprehensive picture of the situation of the European audiovisual markets and industry across the European States. It covers all main branches of the audiovisual sector, cinema, television, video and on-demand audiovisual services, and comes as a fully online service.

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Place : Strasbourg
Date of publication : November 2016
Editor : European Audiovisual Observatory

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The new 2017-2018 Edition of the Yearbook Online Service!

The Yearbook is 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 mid-November 2017:


The Yearbook - a fully digital online service

  • Convenient online access for you
  • A unique data retrieval system by topics, tags or countries
  • Access to PDF and Excel-files
  • All texts are available in three languages (English, French and German)

After 22 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.  The 2017-2018 edition is available, the 3rd edition of the Yearbook as a full online service. It is based on the solid know-how and analytical skills of the Observatory’s department for Market Information, of its networks and databases and a huge variety of excellent data and information sources.

Check-out the Yearbook platform at

Thematic Coverage (Pan-European and Country Data, Country Profiles and Key Trends)

The Yearbook Online Service offers three different complementary sections:

  • Pan-European tables and country data sets,
  • Country profiles and
  • Key trends


The Pan-European Tables of the Yearbook Online Service offer a huge variety of statistical indicators. The section brings together more than 400 tables and graphs. Most of these data sets cover 5 consecutive years (2012-2016) to allow you to track the main trends. Statistics are available both in consolitdated pan-European tables and by country tables. 

This section is 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

Television services

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!


It will be completed by February 2018.

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 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.

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Publication of the 2017-2018 edition by March 2018.

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. Topics dealt with in the Key trends include:   

  • The impact of on-demand services on linear viewing
  • The evolution of TV revenues
  • Changes in the distribution of television
  • The production and distribution of films
  • The migration from managed distribution to OTT
  • The home video crisis

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Geographical coverage (40 countries and more)

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 - Georgia - 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.

Presentation of Tables and Graphs

You 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.

Data Sources

Hundreds of individual information sources contribute to the Yearbook Online Service. Among the most significant are Ampere Analysis, 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.

Your Access to the Service - your subscription

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 2017:  365 €

Multi-users access to the Yearbook Online Service 2017:  790 € (compulsory for universities, schools and libraries)

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 have full access to all sections Yearbook-Online-Sections!

We do not offer partial access to the Yearbook Online Service – the subscription grants access to all sections.

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

> Database MAVISE

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