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EBU elects new Executive Board

EBU Members have elected a new Executive Board, made up of eleven senior executives of public service media from throughout Europe. The new Executive Board was elected at the EBU’s 89th General Assembly in December 2022. The Board is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the EBU’s strategy and policies. Eight current board members will […]

December 2, 2022

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

Portuguese operators oppose pay-TV tax hike

The Portuguese Association of Electronic Telecommunications Operators (APRITEL) has criticised the proposed increase in the annual tax levied from pay-TV operators. The draft State Budget for 2022 provides that pay-TV operators such as NOS, Meo, Vodafone Portugal and Nowo will now pay a semi-annual fee of €2 per subscriber, or €4/year. In a statement to […]

October 14, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

EBU ‘trusted news’ initiative

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has unveiled what it describes as a “pioneering” online initiative that will enable public service media to transcend language barriers and offer their audiences trusted news content produced by counterparts from across Europe. This multilingual content will provide a pan-European perspective on issues of key interest to national audiences such […]

January 27, 2021By Colin Mann

Portugal sets up working group on DTT future

The Portuguese Government has announced it will set up an inter-ministerial working group to gather opinions and studies on the future of DTT in the country. The news was announced by the Secretary of State for Cinema, Audiovisual and Media, Nuno Artur Silva, during a Parliamentary hearing. He said that the group will prepare a […]

January 22, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portuguese TV adds 349,000 new daily viewers

The number of daily TV viewers in Portugal increased by 349,000 in 2020, taking the total number of viewers to 2.3 million. According to daily Diário de Notícias, of the total 196,000 relate to new pay-TV viewers (+123,000 year-on-year) and streaming content users (+73,000). The growth is obviously largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which, […]

January 6, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Portugal wants more public DTT channels

The Portuguese Parliament has approved a proposal by left-wing political party Bloco da Esquerda (BE) to increase the number of public service TV channels on the national DTT network. According to the draft resolution, which was also voted by members of other political parties, the Parliament will now recommend to the Government to ‘take the […]

July 24, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome