Ingrid Deltenre

EBU appoints former RTÉ boss as new director general

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has appointed the former director general of Irish national broadcaster RTÉ as its new director general. Noel Curran, who left RTÉ last year, takes over from the EBU’s outgoing director general, Ingrid Deltenre, and is due to take up the position at the beginning of September. Commenting on the hire, […]

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 director general announces departure

EBU director general, Ingrid Deltenre, will step down in the summer after eight years in the role. She is leaving to focus her attention on her board responsibilities at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Givaudan and Deutsche Post/DHL. Deltenre said it had been a privilege to lead the EBU and said its work is invaluable in today’s climate. […]

EBU chief warns on imminent collapse of Romanian pubcaster

In its latest intervention over crisis-hit central and eastern European public broadcasters, EBU director-general Ingrid Deltenre has called on the Romanian government to make an urgent intervention to save the country’s pubcaster, which she says is facing imminent collapse. In a letter to Romanian prime minister Dacian Cioloş, Deltenre said that broadcaster TVR’s indebtedness combined […]

EBU calls on UK to protect independence and financing of BBC

The EBU has called on the UK government to guarantee the BBC’s independence and has expressed concern about recent discussion about the pubcaster’s future. In a letter to UK culture, media and sport secretary John Whittingdale, EBU secretary-general Ingrid Deltenre said that “the BBC continues to set the standard across Europe” for public broadcasting and […]