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European Audiovisual Observatory Announcement

February 4th, 2003

The European Audiovisual Observatory, in association with Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA), Centre national de la cinematographie (CNC), and Direction du developpement des medias (DDM) present the 2nd Euro-fiction Economy Study of the Economy of European TV Fiction at Centre Pierre Sabbagh, 83-85 Rue de Patay, Paris. The INA, CNC, DDM and the Observatory are part of a team that bring together the Euro-fiction Network, a comprehensive database of fictional TV produced by Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and United Kingdom. The press conference will be hosted by the director of the INA, Emmanuel Hoog and will focus on the financial and statistical aspects concerning European fictional TV.

Reports indicate independently produced fiction TV dominates France and Italy, while non-independent "in-house" sci-fi shows are popular in Britain and Germany. However, of the countries that produced a show involving some aspect of fiction, production increased 7.3% between 1999 and 2001.

A complete summary of the study is available on the European Audiovisual Observatory website.

Euro-fiction is one of the fastest-growing areas in European networking. The Observatory opened in Strasbourg in December of 1992 and has been collecting extensive information on the European audio/visual world ever since. More news and updates on the Euro-fiction Study will follow shortly. For more information on the European Audiovisual Observatory, please visit the website listed below.

Submitted By Matthew Dalton

With a Contribution from George W. Horta III

Source: European Audiovisual Observatory