This working area carries out applied research about the dynamics of the audiovisual sector, with a especial focus on the creation, production and distribution of contents. As a result, the Audiovisual Production Observatory (Observatori de la Producció Audiovisual - OPA) has been created. Its two main lines of activity are: on the one hand, the development of a website where its scientific production (mainly focused on the Catalan production sector) is made public. On the other hand, an Audiovisual Production Yearbook is published. OPA's main objective is to provide the market players with updated information about the situation of the audiovisual field on a regularly basis, paying special attention to the situation in Catalonia and Spain but also tracking the most relevant international issues.