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EBU, ESA partner for ‘edgecasting’ project

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to work together on developing solutions that leverage 5G systems and so-called ‘edgecasting’ which is says will put Europe “at the vanguard of media delivery technology”. European citizens and industry alike will benefit from smarter and more efficient media delivery […]

June 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

EBU boosts A European Perspective initiative

At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, EBU-led digital news service ‘A European Perspective’ is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms. Following its highly-successful launch in 2022, the content offer […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Broughton new EBU Head Of Strategy

Experienced industry analyst Jonathan Broughton has been appointed as the new Head of Strategy for the EBU. Broughton has a decade of experience as a media analyst and consultant. He has a huge knowledge of broadcast media trends and strategic directions, particularly in the digital broadcasting world. He also has operational experience of the new […]

January 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Success for EBU content-sharing initiative

A pioneering European news service supported by 11 national broadcasters has garnered more than 23.5 million views in just five months. Launched in July 2021, the ‘A European Perspective’ initiative responds to surging demand for trusted news against the backdrop of conspiracy-fuelled disinformation campaigns and populist rhetoric. It is hosted by public service media from […]

December 8, 2021By Colin Mann

EBU adds Davie, Marchand, Soldi to exec board

Tim Davie (BBC), Gilles Marchand (SRG SSR) and Marinella Soldi (Rai) have been elected to the EBU Executive Board. The new board members were elected by the Directors General of fellow broadcasters at the EBU’s 87th General Assembly in Geneva. The Board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policies. Davie […]

December 3, 2021

European media call for DMA loophole action

The European media sector, through the voice of public and commercial broadcasters, radio and the press, represented by ACT, AER, EBU, EGTA, EMMA, ENPA, EPC and NME, acknowledges the General Approach adopted by the Council of the European Union on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). It suggests that what it describes as a “step forward” […]

November 25, 2021By Colin Mann

EBU forges pan-European networks for co-production

The EBU is establishing new alliances and networks to foster collaboration between European public service broadcasters. Recent meetings in Munich and Paris saw broadcasters explore ways to work together on the production of both young adult drama and documentary series. “Collaboration between Members has always been at the heart of the EBU’s mission,” stated Jean […]

October 6, 2021

EBU: ‘Need for public service media never greater’

IA report from the EBU shows that democracy has declined in two thirds of EBU Member countries, with citizens turning away from politics and public life. The report demonstrates how strong and well-funded public service media (PSM) goes hand-in-hand with a nation’s democratic health. ‘The need for strong public service media has never been greater,’ […]

September 23, 2021

Report: ⅔ European sports fans reliant on FTA TV

A report by Ampere Analysis has found that, while in the last decade, pay-TV’s share of sports rights – by value – has grown by 20 per cent in Western Europe, only one in three sport fans has access to premium sport channels. Free-to-air channels reach over 800 million Europeans, leading to increased engagement in […]

September 1, 2021By Colin Mann

European PSB news-sharing initiative

Ten public service broadcasters (PSBs) are set to change the way in which Europeans consume news by using online tools to overcome language barriers and share diverse content from across the continent. Led by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the broadcasters are launching ‘A European Perspective’, a collaborative news service that enables audiences to access […]

July 1, 2021By Colin Mann