EBU names new digital chief

Pubcaster organisation the EBU has named Wouter Quartier as its new head of digital, transformation and platforms. He will take up the position in August. Quartier previously held a number of roles at Belgium’s VRT, including most recently as manager of strategy and corporate development, where he led the digital transformation for the pubcaster’s radio, […]

Eleven Sports agrees new deals in Belgium

Sports channel provider Eleven Sports Belgium has agreed three new partnerships for Belgian football offering.   Eleven has secured a content partnership with Flemish public service broadcaster VRT for its coverage of the Belgian Pro League. The deal will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time –  […]

EBU appoints first head of digital

The EBU has appointed the head of the digital innovation at Flemish public broadcaster VRT, Ezra Eeman, as its first head of digital. In his newly created role, Eeman will be responsible for leading all digital initiatives, as well as for steering change and innovation throughout the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He will work closely with […]

BBC Earth deals for Belgium and Spain

BBC Worldwide has signed deals to broadcast a branded block of BBC Earth content via public broadcaster VRT in Flanders, Belgium, and on Canal+ 1 in Spain. The factual content block will be available in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium on the public channel Eén from this autumn. The block on Canal+ 1 in […]

Belgium’s VRT preps OTT solution

Belgian broadcaster VRT is due to launch an OTT solution in partnership with video services firm Piksel. The national public broadcaster said it will use the project to satisfy the growing need for video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up and live content on multiple devices. “This is a very important project for VRT, and one that takes our […]

De Tender to head EBU TV committee

Jean Philip de Tender, the general manager of Flemish channel Eén, owned by public broadcaster VRT, has been elected chairman of the EBU’s TV committee for a two-year period. De Tender was elected unopposed on the second day of the 2012 Eurovision Media Summit in Brussels, replacing Ruurd Bierman from the Netherlands’ NPO. De Tender […]

EBU-backed social network pilot goes live

An EBU-backed pilot that uses social networks to allow TV viewers to choose broadcasters’ schedules has launched in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Slovenia. The project, called Eurovision TV Lab, is being trialled until September 3 by ZDF in Germany, Slovenia’s RTVSLO and VRT in Belgium, with users able to vote for their favourite pilot […]