The European Audiovisual Observatory

The European Audiovisual Observatory was set up in Strasbourg in 1992 to reply to a distinct lack of information and transparency concerning this industry. To the present day, it continues to provide a comparative European overview of the audiovisual industry in 41 different countries as well as detailed analysis of national and even regional industries.

The European Audiovisual Observatory is a partial agreement to the Council of Europe. Bulgaria is a member of EAO since 1993. Due to its membership in the Observatory, Bulgaria is included in all specialized editions and database and, accordingly, has access to statistical data and legal consultations in the field of audiovisual legislation, copyright and related rights.

The Observatory has two departments whose experts and analysts gather and process our information.
The Department for Market Information produces statistical and economic analysis of the trends in the European cinema, television, video and internet sectors. It also produces intelligence on the means of financing of these various sectors.

The Department for Legal Information analyses key legal issues linked to the audiovisual sector and reports on major legal developments and ground breaking cases which affect media legislation in Europe.