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EBU sounds alarm on Ukrainian public service broadcasting

Public broadcasters organisation the EBU has expressed strong concerns about plans by the Ukrainian government to cut funding for public service broadcaster UA:PBC by 43% next year. The EBU’s intervention followed a decision by the Ukrainian parliament to adopt a draft budget that will cut the pubaster’s annual budget to just UAH1 billion (€30 million). […]

EBU to create Eurovision Services subsidiary

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced plans to transfer business services to a new subsidiary called Eurovision Services on January 1, 2019. The new unit will be fully owned by the EBU, be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and will continue to deliver live content to media organisations, sports federations and their audiences across traditional […]

EBU speaks out over cuts to Danish public broadcaster DR

The EBU has spoken out against the Danish Government’s new contract with DR that will cut the public TV and radio organisation’s scope, remit and range of programming. The EBU, an alliance of public service media organisations, said it is concerned at political attempts to “drastically narrow and alter the accepted broad remit of public […]

EBU highlights 5G and UHD trials around European Championships

German broadcast and media technology research institute the IRT and Italian public broadcaster Rai are separately to showcase their work in the application of 5G mobile technology for broadcast at test sites in Munich and the Aosta Valley during the multi-sport European Championships taking place in Glasgow and Berlin from tomorrow until August 12. Rai […]

EBU to run Ultra HD, HDR trials at European Championships

The EBU will distribute live Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA), as part of a trial at the 2018 European Athletics Championships. The European Broadcasting Union will lead the trials in collaboration with five EBU Members – the BBC, France Télévisions, IRT, […]

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, […]

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