43% of the films released in theaters in France between 1950 and 2021 are legally available on VOD in 2022

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On the 30 pages of the study, there are three very important figures to remember :

The presence of a large illegal offer : indeed, if 14,450 films are available in the legal offer (i.e. 43% of the films released between 1950 and 2021), there are 14,154 films (i.e. 42% of the films released between 1950 and 2021), which are available on illegal services. Worse, nearly 4,000 films are available exclusively on illicit services.

– 57% of the films unavailable in the legal offer. ┬áIf 43% of the films released in theaters between 1950 and 2021 are legally available, it means that there are 57% that are not, i.e. the majority. However, this applies mainly to the oldest films, since recent films are overwhelmingly available on legal video on demand: 79% of films from the 2010s and 84% of films released in theaters in 2020 and 2021.

95% of the films available legally are available on a TVOD service, not requiring a subscription. This represents 13,666 films, or 41% of the films released in theaters. ARCOM also mentions a strong overlap of TVOD and SVOD offers, since 38% of the films, or 5,426 films, are available at the same time in VOD and SVOD.

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