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Eurovision Sport names head of winter sport

Eurovision Sport, the broadcasting arm of public broadcaster organisation the EBU, has named Robert Portman, the head of sport and sports rights at Finnish pubcaster Yle, as head of winter sport. Portman has worked for Yle since 2001, initially as entertainment and events producer, before becoming head of sport, Svenska Yle in 2008. He then […]

Western Balkans stakeholders agree public service media funding principles

Parliamentarians, regulators, public service media management, governing bodies and civil society organsiations from the western Balkans have adopted a set of common funding principles for public service media at a meeting in Sarajevo. Particpants in the regional conference unanimously agreed a set of principles to create the foundations for  independent, stable and predictable funding, according […]

Broadcast media remains most trusted, says EBU report

Broadcast media remain the most trusted media throughout Europe, according to the EBU’s latest Trust in Media report. According to the report, 85% of people in European countries trust radio and 75% trust TV. The gap between people’s trust in traditional and new media continues to grow, according to the report. Radio is the medium […]

EBU creates new learning hub for CEE

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU is teaming up with Slovakian Member RTVS to create a new EBU Academy regional learning hub in Bratislava.  A letter of intent has been signed by RTVS Director General Jaroslav Reznik and EBU DG Noel Curran. The hub is the third to be announced this year following the opening of similar academies […]

EBU calls for NMOS adoption to prevent delay in IP migration

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has called for an accelerated adoption of the AMWA Network Media Open Specifications (NMOS) by equipment manufacturers and the wider TV industry. NMOS specifies protocols for unit discovery, registration and connection management in IP production environments based on the SMPTE ST-2110 standard. The EBU had already named NMOS as a […]

5G ‘not a viable replacement’ for broadcasting, says EBU

5G networks are unlikely to provide meaningful coverage before 2030, meaning that 5G will not emerge as a viable replacement for terrestrial broadcasting, according to a study by public broadcaster organisation the EBU. According to a report for the EBU by Marcello Lombardo, the history of 4G deployments, which started almost 10 years ago, illustrate […]

European Parliament OKs new portability rules with SatCab directive

The European Parliament has approved the new SatCab directive that will enable access to online TV and radio services across borders. The passing of the directive by the parliament follows its passing of controversial new copyright legislation earlier this week that will see online platforms made liable for copyright-infringing works posted on their sites. The […]

EBU ‘concerned’ after protesters storm Serbian pubcaster

Public broadcaster organisation the EBU has expressed concern after protestors broke into the headquarters of Serbian pubcaster RTS in Belgrade on Saturday and demanded to be allowed to make a public address live on air. “We strongly oppose acts of violent intimidation against media organisations and call on all parties in Serbia to engage in a constructive […]

EBU calls for resolution of Croatian dispute

Public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has expressed a hope that a boycott of Croatian pubcaster HRT by the Croatian Journalists Union (HND) will find a “swift resolution”. The EBU said that anything that deprives audiences of access to public service broadcasting is damaging to society and the workings of healthy democracies. HRT and the HND […]

EBU: European DTT shut-downs not indicative of wider decline in platform

Recent moves by Belgium and Switzerland to shut down digital-terrestrial broadcast networks do not signal a decline in DTT distribution and terrestrial broadcasting in other EU markets remains robust, according to a study by public broadcasters organisation the EBU. The EBU’s intervention in the debate around the future of DTT follows the shut-down of Belgian […]

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