Audiovisual broadcasts of Paris Opera productions are central to one of the institution's most important missions, namely:
To make works in the opera and ballet heritage available to as many people as possible.
To reach out to audiences unable to access its houses for geographical or social reasons
To democratise opera and ballet
Through this broadcasting policy, the Opera aims to distribute its programme throughout France and in other countries as well: an approach enabling it to compete with the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre in terms of audiovisual broadcasting.