Advanced Television


Report: FTA sport worth €4.9bn to European economy

An independent report commissioned by the EBU from Oxford Economics estimates that the economic impact of public service media (PSM) sports broadcasting contributed €4.9 billion to Europe’s GDP and supported over 60,000 jobs in 2022. The findings include direct contributions from content production and broadcasting and significant indirect and induced impacts due to supply chain […]

April 22, 2024

EBU promotes Corbin to Director of News

Liz Corbin, EBU Deputy Media Director/Head of News, has been promoted to Director of News, effective immediately. She will report directly to Noel Curran, EBU Director General. Corbin joined the EBU in January 2020, having worked for the BBC across television and digital journalism for over 18 years, most recently as Head of News for […]

April 12, 2024

PlumResearch hires EBU’s Broughton

PlumResearch has appointed Jonathan Broughton as its new Research Director. In this role, Broughton is tasked with advancing the company’s analytics and insights capabilities in the entertainment industry, focusing on product development and strategic consulting to foster growth. PlumResearch, a provider of streaming data insights, caters to a global client base, with a focus on […]

March 1, 2024

EBU launches Eurovision Sport OTT platform

The EBU has launched a new digital streaming platform giving free public access to sports content across Europe. Eurovision Sport is the EBU’s first direct-to-consumer service. Thousands of hours of content are set to be streamed in a single digital destination – complementing existing coverage provided by public service media – and showcasing a wide […]

February 5, 2024

Europe’s broadcasters retain UHF band

Broadcasting will remain the only primary service in the frequency band 470–694 MHz across ITU Region 1, which includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia. The decision, taken at the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-23) in Dubai, is a boost to EBU Members, who rely on the UHF band for terrestrial television […]

December 18, 2023By Colin Mann

ITV, BBC score Women’s World Cup rights

ITV and the BBC will provide live television coverage of the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The news, accompanied by a separate announcement from the European Broadcasting Union and FIFA, ends fears that the tournament would not be shown in a number of major European markets, with the game’s […]

June 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Roverelli appointed in Director role at EBU

The EBU has announced the appointment of Michelle Roverelli as the new Director of Member Relations and Communications. Currently Head of Communications, Marketing and Events at the EBU, Roverelli has effectively collaborated with public service media (PSM) organisations across Europe, strengthening the EBU’s relations with Members and working with them on joint campaigns and media […]

May 31, 2023

European broadcasters welcome anti-piracy treaty

European broadcasters, through the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which represent both commercial and public service broadcasters as well as video-on-services operators, have welcomed the continued commitment of WIPO Member States to finalise their work on the WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty. “Protecting […]

March 15, 2023By Colin Mann

EBU tech chief calls for hybrid future

Antonio Arcidiacono, Director of Technology & Innovation at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has suggested that broadcasters use both broadcast and online technologies in a sustainable and smart way to ensure that Public Service Media (PSM) organisations keep control over future distribution in their own hands. Writing in the EBU’s tech-i magazine, Arcidiacono says that […]

March 8, 2023By Colin Mann

EBU supports copyright protection treaty

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has issued a statement confirming that it supports the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in pursuing the adoption of a WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty. “The adoption of a WIPO Broadcasting Organizations Treaty would harmonise the copyright protection granted to broadcasting organisations by setting minimum standards internationally,” said, […]

March 8, 2023By Colin Mann