On 2 April 2014, the Cour des comptes issued a public report on Cinema and audiovisual production support, changes needed. The policy of providing public aid for cinema and audiovisual production was introduced in the late 1950s for cinema projects and in the 1980s for the audiovisual sector. The emergence of digital technology, the arrival of new broadcasters and changing consumption trends are challenging the very foundations and financial aspects of this policy. The Cour verified whether the policy's objectives are being met, whether the results achieved match the increase in funding over the past ten years and whether the support mechanisms in place are still appropriate. It notes that public aid has sharply increased in recent years (+88% in the past decade, four times the increase in overall government spending), while the funding model has not been called into question or revised, and the results achieved fail to confirm the continued relevance of this model.