Trib. Milano n. 418 del 02.07.2007
International Edition No. 67 - year 6 - 12 May 2011
Special issue on the occasion of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Deadline for registration: 23 May 2011
According to the statistics provided by
MEDIA Salles the number of European screens equipped with DLP Cinema or
SXRD technology at 31 December 2010 came to 10,346 with a 120.9% rise
compared to the previous year.
The number of digital sites in Europe
at December 2010 was 4,120, with a 74.1% rise over the previous year.
The total market penetration of digital sites amounts to around 33% as
against 18.7% in December 2009. Also on the increase is the average number
of screens in digital sites which has risen in Europe from the 1.6 screens
per site registered in December 2007, to 2.5 in December 2010.
The average number of digital screens per
cinema varies a good deal in individual European countries. In December
2010 the highest figures were recorded in Belgium (6.8 screens per cinema),
Luxembourg (4.8), Portugal (4.8), Austria (4.3), Latvia (3.7), Romania
(3.6), Estonia (3.5) and France (3.5) (table 2).
The biggest markets in terms of ticket sales
also have the largest percentage of digital screens out of the overall
total for Europe, so that France comes in first place with 18.2% of Europe’s
digital screens, followed by the United Kingdom (13.6%), Germany (12.1%),
Russia (9.1%), Italy (8.8%) and Spain (7.3%).
Table 2: Digital cinema sites and screens in Europe
by country (as at 31 December)
In Europe the development of digital screens seems to be highly concentrated in terms of exhibition companies in view of the fact that at December 2010 the top ten exhibitors were responsible for 32.4% of the overall number of digital screens. The top five players are Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group (with 8.0% of digital screens), operating as Odeon Cinemas in the United Kingdom, as UCI in Austria, Germany, Italy and Portugal and as Cinesa in Spain; the French company Europalaces (4.8%), operating in Switzerland, France and Netherlands; Cineworld Group (3.9%), present in the United Kingdom and Ireland; CGR (3.7%) operating in France, and Kinepolis (2.3%), present in Belgium, France and Spain.
As in 2009 3D cinema was again the motor for growth: the penetration of screens equipped with 3D technology with respect to the overall number of digital screens has continued to increase, with the only exception of Spain, rising from 74% in December 2009 to 81.5% in December 2010.
In some countries in Central and Eastern
Europe, such as Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia and Slovenia, where the number
of digital cinemas is still modest, as well as in Iceland, 3D screens
represent 100% of total digital screens.
Notes for Editors:
The European Audiovisual Observatory,
Council of Europe
at the European Audiovisual Observatory:
Contact at MEDIA Salles:
From the training offer of the
Venice, 3 – 10 September 2011
Application Deadline: 31/05/2011
CICAE, the International
Confederation of Art Cinemas, is organizing the 8th edition of its training
Course “ART CINEMA = ACTION + MANAGEMENT” (Venice, 3 –
10 September 2011, during the Festival), open to young European art cinema
This year the course is proposing the “Executive session” specifically dedicated to experienced professionals, that will take place from 8 to 11 September 2011.
The application form is active on www.cicae.org and all information is available on the website: contents, synthesis of previous editions, rates & scholarships.