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Many in Europe’s content industry fear the bite from the FAANG companies but a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) has found that Amazon and Netflix are making substantial contributions to European film coffers.

EAO SVOD 26Sep2019The EAO’s report on the export of European films on subscription video-on-demand services outside Europe found that fundamentally European Union films make up 14% of all unique titles in the 79 non-European SVOD catalogues that it studied.

The majority of EU films found on SVOD services around the world are produced in the EU’s largest five markets. The United Kingdom is by far the biggest supplier of EU films with 38% of all unique EU titles, followed by France with 18%, Germany with 12%, Italy with 11% and Spain with 6%. Together, these countries accounted for 85% of all unique EU film titles available on SVOD outside of Europe in the sample catalogues studied.

With 7,450 unique film titles, EU film titles represented 14% of film titles on offer in the 79 SVOD catalogues studied. North America, with 16 SVOD services, and China (3 services) have the largest number of unique EU film titles in their catalogues with respectively 4,095 and 2,585 unique EU titles.

The EAO report also showed  biggest buyer for EU film titles is Amazon with 3,281 unique titles in its 14-country catalogues, followed by Netflix with 1,816 unique titles for its 20 catalogues. Russian service Ivi and the 3 Chinese services Youku, iQiyi, Tencent Video were the biggest single country services acquiring EU films. Indian service Eros Now, Canadian service Sundance Now, Viu (six countries) and CBS All Access on the other hand carry  over 30 unique EU film titles in their catalogues.