Promoting the interests of
public service media

115 Member organizations in 56 countries from Europe and beyond come together to make up the
European Broadcasting Union, the world's leading alliance of public service media.

About the EBU

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM). We have 115 member organizations in 56 countries and have an additional 31 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Our Members operate nearly 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services, and offer a wealth of content across other platforms. Together they reach an audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 160 languages. We operate Eurovision and Euroradio services.

Explore our history and discover some of the EBU's seminal moments through our timeline.

Our mission

At the EBU, we strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media. We provide our Members with world-class content from news to sports and music, and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and sharing.

Learn more about our Member strategy 'TOGETHER', which defines our objectives for the 2019-2021 period and how you as a Member can get involved in shaping the future of the EBU.

For an overview of everything we do at the EBU, flip through our corporate presentation.

Our Community

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You can download a pdf version of the EBU Community in Numbers infographic or watch the animated video.

  Discover who our Members are

 

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management

"'Public service media is the bedrock of democratic societies. Our role is to champion its values and ensure our Members are able to continue to play a vital role in European culture, society and public discourse.'"

Noel Curran
DIRECTOR GENERAL

Member Benefits

As an EBU Member, you are part of a unique community of media organizations that together provide a powerful voice championing and upholding the values of public service media. We are a network of like-minded people that not only share the same ideals but come together to share knowledge, ideas and inspiration. 

To make the most of our services, you need to create an account on our website. Registration is free and open to everyone, but if you are from a Member organization, you have access to an exclusive range of services and information. To register, go to our sign in page.

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Find out more about our various services through the links below or download our Member Services brochure.

 EBU Academy

 Eurovision News

 Eurovision Services

 Eurovision Sport

 Legal & Policy

 Media

 Media Intelligence

 Music Exchange

 Technology & Innovation

Annual Report

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In our 2020-2021 Annual Report, we look back on a difficult year, but also a very rewarding one, which has seen the EBU has developed even closer relationships with its Members and respond more effectively to their needs. It has also provided the opportunity to reaffirm the importance of public service media to society.

As our societies continue to adapt and respond to an unprecedented crisis, public service media have been there to accompany them and listen to their needs, such as stepping in for educational purposes, supporting the cultural industries and, more than ever, defending the right to free and trustworthy news for all.

As the digital space has grown in our daily lives, the EBU is offering tools, content and international collaborations to support Members in sharing and creating high-end productions. We’re also strongly involved in sketching the future of a strong European audiovisual market, and committed to caring for future generations of young audiences.