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EBU secures Fifa Club World Cup rights

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s Eurovision Sport has signed a deal with Japanese agency Dentsu for exclusive media rights to the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020.  The EBU is an international alliance of 56 public service media organisations, and includes the likes of ITV, Channel 4, TF1 and RTE. It is best-known for […]

EBU signs Women’s Euro 2021 deal

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed a deal with Uefa for the media rights to Women’s Euro 2021 and several other properties in over 50 European countries.  The EBU is an international alliance of 56 public service media organisations, and includes the likes of ITV, Channel 4, TF1 and RTE. It is best-known for […]

EBU’s influential sports chief to quit after 20 years at Union

The European Broadcasting Union’s executive director of sport, Stefan Kuerten, is leaving the EBU in June next year. Kuerten has been with the EBU for almost 20 years, driving the organisation’s sports rights business, and partnering with members and federations to deliver free-to-air sport to the widest possible audience.  Noel Curran, director general of the EBU, […]

EBU calls for 5G-broadcast mode

5G should include a 5G-broadcast mode that allows free-to-air broadcaster to reach users with the need for a specific SIM card, according to public broadcast organisation the EBU’s media director, Jean Philip de Tender. Speaking at a media event in Bucharest, De Tender said that the pubcaster organisation “must try to influence the technical standards, […]

Government funding proposals “not fit for purpose” slams RTÉ director general

Irish PSB RTÉ is “in a crisis” said director general Dee Forbes who has heavily criticised proposals from the country’s government in regards to funding as “not fit for purpose”. “Regulation has not caught up with viewing habits,” claimed Forbes at an IBC 2019 panel on the relevance of PSBs in an OTT world.  The […]

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 […]

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