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Country Focus: Austria

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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Austrian audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Austria

Country profile: Austria

27 December 2020

Austria introduces a brand-new 35% production incentive

Industry / Market - Austria

Austria introduces a brand-new 35% production incentive

Notably, 5% of this new provision will be allocated as an eco-friendly bonus, based on the implementation of sustainability criteria – the first of its kind in Europe  

13 July 2022

New international streaming service for Austrian movies WatchAUT launched

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Austria

New international streaming service for Austrian movies WatchAUT launched

The Austrian film-focused streamer intends to offer up to 1,500 Austrian titles in the DACH region, with plans to expand into non-German-speaking countries later on  

20 December 2021

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

The Nordic platform is due to launch in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aiming to reach 12 million subscribers by the end of 2025  

22 September 2021

ViacomCBS joins forces with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK/Ireland/Italy/Germany/Switzerland/Austria

ViacomCBS joins forces with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe

The premium streaming service will be available in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2022  

10 August 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Square Eyes boards Alina Gorlova’s This Rain Will Never Stop

IDFA 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Square Eyes boards Alina Gorlova’s This Rain Will Never Stop

The Austrian outfit will be in charge of the IDFA First Appearance Competition winner’s world sales  

07 December 2020

The Austrian government rescues the country’s audiovisual industry with a special €25 million fund

Industry / Market - Austria

The Austrian government rescues the country’s audiovisual industry with a special €25 million fund

The provision will be able to cover financial losses incurred by both local and international film productions during the COVID-19 crisis  

26 June 2020

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