European Broadcasting Union

EBU appoints new executive board, outlines future vision

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named the remaining nine members of its executive board and said its priority for the coming years will be balancing cost efficiencies and modernisation. Members attending the 73rd General Assembly in Geneva elected the nine new members, eight of whom were appointed from the out-going board, while Petr Dvořák, […]

EBU elects new technical team

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has elected a new team to lead its technology initiatives.  Egon Verharen, research and development manager at Dutch public broadcaster NPO, has been named as the new chairman of the EBU technical committee. Klaus Illgner-Fehns, managing director of IRT, the technology centre for German-speaking members of the EBU has been […]

EBU names finance and administration chief

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named Emmanuel Frantz as its next chief financial and administrative officer. Frantz will join the EBUL on June 1 and will take up his new post on August 1 after a transitional period. He joins the EBUL after six years as Yahoo EMEA’s vice-president of finance operations. Frantz replaces […]

EBU taps Newtec for pan-European news exchange

The European Broadcasting Union has signed a contract to deploy technology provider Newtec’s satellite broadcast solutions as part of its pan-European news exchange network. Newtec’s new Multiservice Broadcast system solution will be developed in partnership with the Eurovision network engineering teams and implemented to upgrade part of the network. “We are pleased to partner with […]

EBU: Portugal pubcaster underfunded despite deal

The European Broadcasting Union has voiced concerns Portugal’s public broadcaster remains “underfunded” despite a new deal protecting it from privatisation. RTP has secured a new contract that comes into force in January and will run until 2030, which will end a dispute over the future of broadcaster. In May last year, a government minister said […]

EBU to host new workship on ultra HD

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is to host a workshop on ultra high-definition TV in Geneva next month to define potential roadmaps for the development of the technology by different stakeholders. The workshop, to be held on November 25-26, titled UHDTV: Voices & Choices, will also highlight the results of tests carried out since the […]

EBU condemns “excessive” cuts to Dutch pubcaster

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has urged the Dutch government to slash funding for public broadcaster NPO. EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot condemned a decision to cut an additional €100 million from NPO’s budget from 2016 on top of a €200 million cut imposed in 2011. “The Dutch government needs to realise that this proposal is […]

EBU to cease streaming Greece’s ERT

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said it will stop streaming former Greek public service broadcaster ERT from tomorrow, amid reports that its temporary replacement Greek Public Television (EDT) will broadcast news services this week. In a statement, the European public service media alliance said that it will cease to stream ERT via its satellite capacity […]

EBU sets sights on open personalisation standard

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has set up a group to develop a non-proprietary, cross-platform authentication system in a bid to make it easier for broadcasters to offer personalised user experiences. The Cross-Platform Authentication (CPA) project group is being chaired by Sean O’Halpin, who is lead engineer at the BBC’s R&D internet research and future services […]

EBU step closer to securing .radio domain

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has passed the initial evaluation by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in its bid to secure the new top level domain name .radio. The EBU said that ICANN judged that it demonstrated the technical, operational and financial means to manage the .radio domain, but is now […]