Promotion of European Works Online

This scheme supports the digital distribution of European audiovisual works to a wider, international audience as well as supporting projects that experiment with new models of distribution.

NEXT Deadline: 5 April 2018 

Available Funding

The total budget for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €9.41 million. Applicants can request a maximum of 60% of their eligible costs.

Eligible Applicants

European entities (private companies, non-profit organisations, associations, charities, foundations, councils, etc.) established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and owned either directly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries.

Eligible Activities

Applications for this call can be submitted for one or more of the following actions:

ACTION 1 - Support for the promotion, marketing and branding activities of existing VOD services

Actions such as digital promotion, marketing, branding, tagging and development of new offers by existing VOD services offering a majority of European  films. The aim of the action is to improve the visibility, discoverability and global audience of European audiovisual works;


The preparation and delivery of digital packages of European audiovisual works online in countries where these works are not available.  The preparation of these packages may cover: the encoding, the subtitling of the audiovisual works, the provision of metadata, the development of transversal/multi-territories marketing strategies and material. 

  • Catalogues must include a minimum of 20 European audiovisual works. For catalogues constituted only by television series (fiction or animation) the catalogue must include a total of at least 20 episodes of one or several series.
  • Catalogues must include audiovisual works from at least five countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme representing at least five different official languages of the European Union. In case of catalogues constituted only by television series this criterion shall not apply.
  •  Each title of the catalogue needs to have been sold previously for theatrical or TV distribution in at least three countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme.
  •  Each audiovisual work of the catalogue should be made available on VOD services in at least 3 other countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-Programme. The additional availability of the films for non- European countries is accepted. 
  • This action is aimed at encouraging innovative strategies for distributing and promoting European audiovisual works. It shall aim at developing new business models or tools in order to improve the potential audience of European audiovisual works.
  • Projects shall focus on the convergence and complementarity between off-line and online distribution platforms and/or the transnational availability of European audiovisual works within the digital environment and/or new approaches to audience development in the digital age beyond traditional distribution practices.

How to Apply

  • For information on how to apply to Creative Europe MEDIA Schemes click here
  • Detailed guidelines and other documents relating to the Online Distribution Scheme can be found here.
  • Please pay particular attention to the list of Annexes to be attached to your application form!

We are here to help, so please do contact Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office or MEDIA Office Galway, if you have any questions regarding your application.