Magazine article Screen International

EAO Unveiling Expanded MAVISE

Magazine article Screen International

EAO Unveiling Expanded MAVISE

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Database to now include information on-demand audiovisual services, in particular film VoD services.

The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) is to present an expanded version of its MAVISE database in Cannes.

Available online free of charge, MAVISE will now include information on on-demand audiovisual services, especially film VoD services, to provide users with a systematic picture of the range of European audiovisual services and their availability. It will also enable the general public to discover the legal range of on-demand services available in each European country,

Ahead of the Cannes Film Market, the EAO reported that 3,087 on-demand audiovisual services were established in European countries or received in at least one country. Of these, 447 VoD services established in the European Union offer only or mainly cinema films.

The EAO estimates that in the European Union, over 52% of the VoD services available in one country are established in another.

André Lange, head of the department for information on markets and financing at the EAO, commented: "The establishment of a database on on-demand audiovisual services in Europe is in some way Utopian. …

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