Over 3,000 on demand audiovisual media services are available in the EU

The European Audiovisual Observatory reported that 3,088 on-demand services were established in the EU as of February 2014.

The report “On-Demand Audiovisual Markets in the European Union” was published today by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission.

The leading categories among the on-demand audiovisual services are:

  • catch-up TV services (1 104 services listed),
  • branded channels of broadcasters on open platforms (711 services listed) and
  • VoD film services (409 listed).

The countries with the most established services are the United Kingdom (682 services established), France (434 services established) and Germany (330 services established). Also, 223 services established in the USA and targeting European countries are currently available in one or several European countries.

The European Audiovisual Observatory reports that the “European on-demand audiovisual media services markets are thriving and major market evolutions are to come”.

The European Audiovisual Observatory press release – click here to see more.
The report can be downloaded on the Digital Agenda website of the European Commission – link.