European Broadcasting Union


EBU and NBA extend agreement through to 2022

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) have extended their agreement for Eurovision to transmit live NBA games, NBA TV and other NBA programming to the league’s international television and digital media partners through the 2021-22 NBA season. Eurovision and the NBA began their partnership in 2012. Through the new agreement, […]

EBU calls for cross-border access to content

EU decision makers should give citizens “the keys to enjoy more TV and radio programmes” from across Europe, according to the EBU and BEUC. At an event yesterday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) supported the adoption of draft copyright licensing rules relating to broadcasters’ online transmissions […]

EBU: Strong public service broadcasting helps democracy

Strong public service media goes hand-in-hand with signs of a healthy democracy, according to new research by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The alliance of public service broadcasters’ report claims that countries with strong public service media have a high degree of press freedom, higher voter turnout, better control of corruption and “lower demand” for […]

Philippot re-elected as EBU president

Jean-Paul Philippot of Belgian broadcaster RTBF has been re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at the organisation’s 76th General Assembly in Bečići, Montenegro. Philippot, who has been president since 2009, will serve for another two years before ending his presidency in 2018. Monica Maggioni of Italy’s RAI, who […]

EBU supports ‘opt in’ option as content portability debate rolls on

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has said it supports the idea of an ‘opt-in option’ for broadcasters to enable viewers to access free-to-view online services while travelling abroad with the EU. The EBU said it welcomed tentative moves by European Union member states to enable greater content portability during the EU’s Competitive Council meeting this […]

Mobile allocation confirmed for 700 MHz spectrum in Europe

The 700 MHz spectrum-band has been reallocated from broadcast to mobile use in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the ITU has confirmed. In a decision made at the currently in-session World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), the 694-790 MHz frequency band in ITU Region-1 will be allocated to mobile broadband. The International Telecommunication Union […]

Revolutionary compression technology promises “video at audio bitrates”

Video technology start-up V-Nova, which has been operating in stealth mode for the last five years, has unveiled a new compression technology that it claims will revolutionise video distribution by permitting the delivery of UHD quality at current HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. V-Nova unveiled its Perseus compression […]

EBU appoints new executive board, outlines future vision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named the remaining nine members of its executive board and said its priority for the coming years will be balancing cost efficiencies and modernisation. Members attending the 73rd General Assembly in Geneva elected the nine new members, eight of whom were appointed from the out-going board, while Petr Dvořák, […]

EBU elects new technical team

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has elected a new team to lead its technology initiatives.  Egon Verharen, research and development manager at Dutch public broadcaster NPO, has been named as the new chairman of the EBU technical committee. Klaus Illgner-Fehns, managing director of IRT, the technology centre for German-speaking members of the EBU has been […]

EBU names finance and administration chief

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named Emmanuel Frantz as its next chief financial and administrative officer. Frantz will join the EBUL on June 1 and will take up his new post on August 1 after a transitional period. He joins the EBUL after six years as Yahoo EMEA’s vice-president of finance operations. Frantz replaces […]

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