In 2011, imported feature films created a value of $4,318 million for European broadcasters. The Imported Feature Films on European TV report shows that this value was generated by 18,600 movie titles across 119 channels (nearly all of which are free-to-air) over the 21 territories. It is worth noting that the 2011 figure has not changed much over the last few years, despite the recession and greater competition from new technologies.
The total number of imported feature film hours in Europe hovers just below 100,000 each year. Germany was the leader in 2011, followed by the UK and Russia. France and the Netherlands are notable absentees from the list of top countries.