TVR names new chief

Romanian public broadcaster TVR has named Irina Radu as its new director-general after weeks of uncertainty. Radu was acting director-general between September 2015 and April 2016 and has served as director of programmes at the broadcaster since 2013. Her appointment was approved by both houses of the Romanian parliament, with 304 votes in favour and […]

EBU chiefs in talks over future of Romania’s TVR

EBU director-general Ingrid Deltenre and legal director Jane Vizard last week met Romanian government officials to discuss the crisis enveloping TVR in the wake of the EBU’s decision to withdraw member services from the country’s public broadcaster. The decision to withdraw member services from TVR, including participation in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, was taken […]

EBU withdraws services from Romanian pubcaster

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has withdrawn member services from Romanian public broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR) following the latter’s failure to pay debts totalling CHF16 million (€14.6 million). As a result TVR will not be able to participate in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and will lose access to other EBU member services including the […]

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 […]