EBU urges Latvian government to reconsider ban on Russian language content

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has urged the Latvia’s government to not enforce the recently signed government policy to ban all Russian language content on Latvian public service media by 2026. On September 28, the Latvian parliament approved the government-backed policy, ‘National Security Concept’, that states that all ‘content created by public media must only […]

EBU picks up media rights to America Cup for 39 markets

The European Broadcasting Union has acquired the media rights of the 37th edition of the sailing’s blue-riband event, America’s Cup, in 39 territories The agreement includes media rights to the Challenger Selection Series, America’s Cup Match, the Women’s America’s Cup and Youth America’s Cup. The race gets underway in September and October 2024 in Barcelona, […]

EBU and FIFA agree deal for Women’s World Cup

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and FIFA have agreed to extend their existing media rights partnership, ensuring that the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand will be broadcast on the EBU’s free-to-air linear TV network across 34 European territories. The agreement also secures what the pair describe as a substantial additional commitment […]

EBU acquires rights to Rugby Sevens for Eurovision Sport

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Rugby Europe have struck an agreement to provide coverage of the Rugby Sevens in selected European territories. EBU Members will broadcast both the Rugby Europe Men’s and Women’s Championship Series in 2023 and 2024. The initial agreement grants Eurovision Sport exclusive live rights for EBU Members in the territories […]

Eurovision Sport taps Ad Insertion Platform for SSAI

Eurovision Sport, part of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), has tapped ad technology outfit Ad Insertion Platform (AIP), to use its server-side ad insertion solution, CDN distribution and ad sales services for the video streaming of its Sport Digital Platform.    Eurovision Sport’s Sport Digital Platform, designed so that sports federations, broadcasters, and social platforms can […]

European broadcasters push for WIPO anti-piracy treaty

European broadcasters, represented by the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have backed WIPO Member States to finalise the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty. According to ACT and EBU, the treaty would harmonise the anti-piracy protections for broadcasters by setting minimum standards internationally as well as […]

EBU and WBD alliance secures European Olympics rights from 2026-2032

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that all media rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2026-2032 period have been awarded to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros. Discovery.  The EBU and WBD presented a joint bid to acquire all media rights across 49 territories in Europe – for […]

EBU hails Slovenia public broadcasting referendum result

The EBU has welcomed the result of a recent national referendum in Slovenia which looks set to safeguard the independence of public broadcaster RTVSLO. 62.8% of voters in the referendum supported amendments to a new law governing RTVSLO that aims to eliminate the direct influence of politicians on the public broadcaster’s governance. The law proposes a restructuring […]

EBU elects new executive board, adds one newcomer

Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have elected a new executive board, comprised of eleven senior executives of public service media from throughout Europe. The new Board, which takes over at a critical juncture of public broadcasting, will serve for a 2-year period from January 2023 to December 2024. The new executive board, elected […]

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 […]

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