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EBU names former Eir TV and RTÉ chief as deputy head of sport

Public broadcasters organisation has named Glen Killane as deputy director of sport. Killane was previously managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television in Ireland, where he was responsible for Eir’s IPTV platform and newly acquired sports channels. He started his career at RTÉ Sport in 1996 and became deputy editor of sport in 2002, […]

European Parliament committee approves revised audiovisual directive

The European Parliament’s culture and education committee has approved a ‘trilogue’ political agreement on revision of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The committee’s endorsement of the proposals opens the way for a plenary vote in the parliament later this year. European parliamentary negotiators led by MEP Sabine Verheyen and the Bulgarian presidency of the […]

WBU warns of threats to C-band

The World Broadcast Union (WBU) has warned that continued access to the C-band by broadcasters is under increasing threat from terrestrial and mobile services licensed to operate on adjacent frequencies. Broadcasters are reporting interference of such services with the fragile signals received from geostationary satellites, according to the organisation. The WBU, whose membership includes European public broadcasters organisation the EBU, has […]

EBU elects BBC director general Tony Hall as next president

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has appointed BBC director general Tony Hall as its next president, with France Télévisions CEO, Delphine Ernotte Cunci, to serve as vice-president. Hall and Cunci will take up their new roles from January 1, 2019 for a two-year period, following their election by an absolute majority at the EBU’s 80th General Assembly […]

European parliament committee approves controversial copyright reform

The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee this week approved controversial plans for copyright reform that have attracted substantial criticism from media industry groups. MEPs on the committee voted for the controversial article 13 provision that will require internet platforms such as Google and Facebook to prevent users from uploading copyrighted material, and for article 11, […]

EBU names first female chair of technical committee

Public broadcasters organisation the EBU’s technical assembly has elected Judy Parnall (pictured centre), the BBC’s head of standards and industry, as chair of the new EBU technical committee. Parnall, who becomes the first female chair in the history of the EBU’s technical governance body, was already a member of the technical committee and will be […]

EBU concerned about Montenegrin pubcaster chief dismissal

Public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has expressed strong concern about the dismissal of Andrijana Bulatovic Kadija, the director-general of Montenegrin public broadcaster RTCG at the end of last week. The EBU had already raised concerns about changes to the broadcaster’s supervisory council last year, when the country’s parliament initiated procedures against some members of the […]

Public and commercial broadcasters divided over revised audiovisual directive

Public and commercial broadcasters are divided over the merits of the final political agreement on the EU’s revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive, with public broadcaster organization the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) welcoming the result of the final review and commercial broadcaster group the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) slamming it as “a missed […]

EBU names Eutelsat’s Arcidiacono as director of innovation

European public broadcasters group the EBU has named Antonio Arcidiacono as director of innovation and technology. He will take up his post on September 1, replacing Simon Fell, who left the organisation earlier this year. Arcidiacono has served as director of innovation and a member of the management committee at Eutelsat since 2008, with responsibility […]

Industry stakeholders slam European Council copyright reform draft

Both public broadcaster organisation the EBU and a group representing authors of audiovisual works have expressed dissatisfaction with different aspects of the compromise position agreed by the European Council on copyright reform in the EU. The Council’s permanent representatives committee, Coreper, agreed a position on the draft directive at the end of last week that […]

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