EuroVoD Newsletter - September 2020

DIVERSE, INDEPENDENT AND SUSTAINABLE: BUILDING EUROPEAN VOD


On September 4th, EUROVOD and the International Venice Film Festival co-hosted the 2nd edition of the VoD Market Day as part of the Venice Production Bridge programme, a full day dedicated to the European VoD industry.  The event took place at the Hotel Excelsior and online. The VoD Market Day kicked off the day with the EUROVOD Conference "Diverse, Independent, Sustainable: Building European VoD", streamed globally and available on the VPB Live Channel & Biennale You Tube Channel.

Michael Gubbins (SampoMedia) presented the EUROVOD Report 2020 "Diverse, dynamic, sustainable: Evolution of a European Independent VoD Sector", the first ever research into the European indie VoD industry. The report shed light on to the current state of play of the European independent VoD ecosystem by analysing market trends and patterns of audience engagement, thanks to the outcomes of a survey answered by EuroVoD members platforms, 8 interviews and case studies, and tracking the increased cooperation between the VoD platforms, cinemas and festivals since March 2020, when “the audience had time to explore and found real pleasure in discovery” and the independent platforms played a key role in promoting cultural diversity and connecting diverse content to diverse audiences.” The full report can be dowloaded on eurovodpro.org, the new professional platform (networking and market place) for the VoD industry, that was presented by Agustina Lumi. Guy Bisson (Ampere Analysis), presented in a key note an in-depth analysis of the 2020 VoD market worldwide with a focus of European players, showing key trends and effects of the Covid pandemic on the online distribution sector. The conference concluded with the panel "Demand Creation: How to Engage a Changing Audience" moderated by Michael Gubbins and hosting Gianluca Guzzo (MyMovies), Katharina Jeschke (IMZ), Jaume Ripoll (Filmin) and Weerada Sucharitkul (FilmDoo), with a focus on the diversity of business models and cross-industry collaborations, whether it is with film festivals, audio-visual organisations and even language learning institutions. Related Articles: Cineuropa: The future of European VoD discussed at Venice Production Bridge Variety: Streaming Is Not All About Netflix Anymore, Venice Industry Panel Is Told Screen Daily: Venice conference reveals evidence of VoD explosion during pandemic


The VoD Market Day continued in the afternoon with the ONE-TO-ONE meetingsheld with the 14 selected VoD platforms and services providers at Excelsior Hotel and online. Attendees of the Venice Production Bridge were able to book a meeting with industry professionals from the following companies:  Ampere Analysis (UK), BECCA Europe (NL), EUROPA+ (US), EuroVoD, FilmDoo (UK), Filmin (ES), Huawei, IMZ (AT), Kinow (FR), Les Flicks (UK), Modern Films (UK), Polkatulk (FR), Premiere Digital (US), UsherU (UK), VoD Factory (FR).



INTRODUCING EUROVOD PRO


The VoD Market Day also saw presentation of EUROVOD PRO: an online networking and market place, a database and a community linking audiovisual professionals working within the VoD sector, by connecting the different players of the whole chain of rights, but also tech companies, consultants, marketing agencies.  The goal of the project is to provide an environment to help VoD professionals find new business opportunities and partnerships, and to share resources and industry know-how on digital rights, subtitles, technology, job and financing opportunities. The Beta version of the platform will be live from 12th October and the pre-site of EUROVOD PRO can be visited at  www.eurovodpro.org. Early bird sign-ups until the 11th October will benefit from:

  • A discount code to unlock the Beta Version for a 2 weeks free trial

  • Download a free copy of the EUROVOD REPORT 2020

  • Access to Digital Business Cards of EUROVOD members and partners as well contacts of the participants of the EUROPEAN VOD MEETINGS

For more info, write to: eurovod.pro@eurovod.org  EUROVOD PRO is powered by EUROVOD, co-financed Creative Europe MEDIA Programme and supported by strong partners: 



From the 1st to the 4th September 30 European VoD professionals representing 11 nationalities and 25 companies came together in Venice for the 4th workshop European VoD Meetings, the only training course especially conceived for the Video on Demand industry. The training, co-financed by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, took place on San Servolo island and in partnership with the Venice IFF, has been the occasion to wrap up the state of play of the European VoD sector, whose trends and business models have been strongly impacted and accelerated by the sanitary crisis and lockdown. Trainees who could not attend the training in Venice due to current travel restrictions are given the opportunity to access part of the sessions of the 4-day workshop through an online training package, still accessible upon registration, bringing the number of participants to 48, coming from 19 countries and representing 39 companies.  Programme and list of participants

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