20/03/2014

Euromed Audiovisual launches unprecedented report on film and television in Jordan

This study is the fifth national report to be published as part of a project to collect and analyse data on the film and television sector

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Euromed Audiovisual launches unprecedented report on film and television in Jordan

The European Union's Euromed Audiovisual III programme and the European Audiovisual Observatory have launched a new report on the film and audiovisual sector in Jordan. 

After four other reports on film and audiovisual in Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Palestine, this study is the fifth of its kind to be published as part of their project to collect and analyse data on the film and television sector in nine partner countries in the South Mediterranean region.

Like the previous reports, the latest study provides a complete overview of the different economic aspects of the film and audiovisual sector in Jordan (cinema, television, VoD), outlining relevant institutions and regulations, as well as the development of telecommunications in the country (digital terrestrial television, television via ADSL, broadband networks and mobile phones). In the film sector, the report outlines available data on the film market (production, distribution and exhibition of Jordanian films, as well as box office results and admissions from 1996 to 2012), based on statistics from public institutions, private organisations, private sources, private sources and information in the media.

Key findings include:

  • Over 4 million homes with television, 38 satellite channels and an estimated 98.1% in cable and satellite television transmission penetration.
  • Up to 17 narrative features and six feature-length documentaries produced between 2007 and 2012. While this figure is relatively low, many of these films have received regional and international awards.
  • In a country with 53 film theatres, Jordanian films accounted for an estimated 1,018,635 admissions or 7,686,832 JOD at the box office in 2012.

The report analyses the present and future of the film industry in Jordan in light of recent political measures, the role played by the Royal Film Commission (RFC), and valuable individual initiatives aiming to make the country a platform for cinema in the region. It also covers online on-demand auwdiovisual services, as well as the use of social media.

The report thus aims to provide relevant decision-makers with reliable data to set up new policies and to promote sound investments in the country.

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To download the report, please click here.

To download Euromed Audiovisual's other reports on the film and audiovisual sectors in Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Palestine, please click here.

 

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Euromed Audiovisual III

 The data collection project is only one of several projects conducted by the Euromed Audiovisual III programme, whose aim it is to reinforce the film and audiovisual sectors in the South Mediterranean region. The programme also focuses on key areas such as training, co-production, production, and distribution, and regularly updates a legal database on copyright laws and coproduction agreements in each of the partner countries.

The programme also launched a promotional catalogue of 130 films produced in the South Mediterranean region between 2011 and 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival last year, which included data on six feature films and four documentary films produced in Jordan.

To download the film catalogue, please click here.

 

Photo: Jordan Production

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