Noel Curran

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 concerned about savage budget cuts for Ukrainian pubcaster

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has expressed concern about the underfunding of Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC next year. According to the EBU, the Ukrainian 2018 state budget envisages providing only about half of the budget previously defined by the country’s law on public television and radio broadcasting. The law envisages funding of 0.2 % of […]

Curran takes up EBU role

The former director general of Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, Noel Curran, has taken up his new role as director general of the EBU. Curran has replaced Ingrid Deltenre, who has stepped down from the European Broadcasting Union’s top job after eight years to focus on her various board responsibilities. “I am delighted to be taking […]

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, […]