European Broadcasting Union

EBU re-elects president and vice-president while two join executive board

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced the re-election of its president and vice-president Delphine Ernotte-Cunci and Petr Dvořák. The industry body also said that UA:PBC’s Mykola Chernotytskyi and BR’s Dr Katja Wildermuth will take up vacant positions on the board, while EBU director general Noel Curran has been appointed to serve a further six […]

EBU selects Haivision for European Aquatic Championships coverage

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) subsidiary Eurovision Sport has partnered with Haivision for its broadcast of the upcoming European Aquatic Championships. Haivision said that its Haivision Hub video network service will be incorporated within Eurovision Sport’s current solution to provide multiple real-time video feeds to broadcasters across Europe to enable their remote production of the event […]

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 and NBA extend agreement through to 2022

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the National Basketball Associations (NBA) have extended their agreement for Eurovision to transmit live NBA games, NBA TV and other NBA programming to the league’s international television and digital media partners through the 2021-22 NBA season. Eurovision and the NBA began their partnership in 2012. Through the new agreement, […]

EBU calls for cross-border access to content

EU decision makers should give citizens “the keys to enjoy more TV and radio programmes” from across Europe, according to the EBU and BEUC. At an event yesterday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) supported the adoption of draft copyright licensing rules relating to broadcasters’ online transmissions […]

EBU: Strong public service broadcasting helps democracy

Strong public service media goes hand-in-hand with signs of a healthy democracy, according to new research by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The alliance of public service broadcasters’ report claims that countries with strong public service media have a high degree of press freedom, higher voter turnout, better control of corruption and “lower demand” for […]

Philippot re-elected as EBU president

Jean-Paul Philippot of Belgian broadcaster RTBF has been re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at the organisation’s 76th General Assembly in Bečići, Montenegro. Philippot, who has been president since 2009, will serve for another two years before ending his presidency in 2018. Monica Maggioni of Italy’s RAI, who […]

EBU supports ‘opt in’ option as content portability debate rolls on

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has said it supports the idea of an ‘opt-in option’ for broadcasters to enable viewers to access free-to-view online services while travelling abroad with the EU. The EBU said it welcomed tentative moves by European Union member states to enable greater content portability during the EU’s Competitive Council meeting this […]

Mobile allocation confirmed for 700 MHz spectrum in Europe

The 700 MHz spectrum-band has been reallocated from broadcast to mobile use in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the ITU has confirmed. In a decision made at the currently in-session World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), the 694-790 MHz frequency band in ITU Region-1 will be allocated to mobile broadband. The International Telecommunication Union […]

Revolutionary compression technology promises “video at audio bitrates”

Video technology start-up V-Nova, which has been operating in stealth mode for the last five years, has unveiled a new compression technology that it claims will revolutionise video distribution by permitting the delivery of UHD quality at current HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. V-Nova unveiled its Perseus compression […]

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