Warner Bros. Discovery licenses IBU Biathlon rights from EBU

Warner Bros. Discovery claims to have “cemented its status as the home of winter sports” by agreeing a new multi-year deal with the European Broadcasting Union to screen all International Biathlon Union (IBU) events, starting this season. The EBU controls the rights to IBU live events via a deal that runs from 2022-2026. The new […]

Eurovision secures Women’s World Cup

Eurovision Sport, a division of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), has secured a new agreement with FIFA to broadcast next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. The deal covers 28 territories on behalf of 32 EBU Members, including four radio members, and includes transmission on television, digital and radio. As part of the deal, EBU […]

EBU: 280 million watch Euro 2022

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 reached over 280 million people across European Broadcasting Union member nations, the organisation has revealed. The EBU said that its members broadcast a cumulative total of more than 1,200 hours of the landmark tournament which saw England emerge triumphant to claim its first ever women’s international tournament win. The EBU is […]

EBU re-elects president and vice-president while two join executive board

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced the re-election of its president and vice-president Delphine Ernotte-Cunci and Petr Dvořák. The industry body also said that UA:PBC’s Mykola Chernotytskyi and BR’s Dr Katja Wildermuth will take up vacant positions on the board, while EBU director general Noel Curran has been appointed to serve a further six […]

EBU names Jonathan Broughton as head of strategy

Public broadcaster organsiation the EBU has appointed Jonathan Broughton as its new head of strategy. The EBU said that this newly positioned role will help it plan for the future and ensure its service portfolio remains adaptable to the rapidly changing marketplace. Broughton has a decade of experience as a media analyst and consultant. He […]

EBU-backed content sharing news initiative sees strong growth in views

A content-sharing European news service supported by 11 national broadcasters has won over 23.5 million views in the five months, since it was launched, according to public broadcaster organsiation the EBU. Launched in July this year, A European Perspective is designed to meet demand for trusted news against the backdrop of conspiracy-fuelled disinformation campaigns and […]

EBU finds that 5G broadcast and DTT can share UHF band and broadcast infrastructure

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has concluded that 5G broadcast systems can be introduced alongside existing DTT in the UHF band. The reveal means that existing broadcast towers could be used to significantly enhance the coverage and minimise the cost of roll-out of the new technology. It also adds the potential to bring free-to-air content […]

EBU joins data and cloud body Gaia-X

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has joined Gaia-X, the Brussels-based Association promoting the establishment of a European federated data and cloud infrastructure. The public broadcaster organisation said that as the first media organisation to participate in the Gaia-X project, the EBU would promote the creation of dedicated data spaces for media and gather media-specific requirements […]

EBU names new digital chief

Pubcaster organisation the EBU has named Wouter Quartier as its new head of digital, transformation and platforms. He will take up the position in August. Quartier previously held a number of roles at Belgium’s VRT, including most recently as manager of strategy and corporate development, where he led the digital transformation for the pubcaster’s radio, […]

EBU elects new executive board

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has elected a new executive board made up of representatives of public service media from throughout Europe. Nine board members will join the EBU’s new president Delphine Ernotte Cunci of France Télévisions and vice-president Petr Dvořák of Czech TV to help lead the EBU for the next two years. The […]

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