News Exchange at 60

In 2021, the Eurovision News Exchange (EVN) celebrates its 60th anniversary. A birthday that the EBU has decided to mark on 28 September because on this day, back in 1961, the then Television Committee unanimously agreed that the experiment of exchanging news on a daily basis was indeed a “good idea”, and recommended continuation, improvement, extension, and expansion of the transmissions.

This unique network, founded by European public service media newsrooms, operates today in more than 50 countries. Its activity has expanded well beyond the daily exchange of live and edited news actualities to include eyewitness news verification, digital news recommendation and monitoring tools, exchange of podcasts and audio content, data journalism.

Take a look at this video and travel back through 60 years of incredible news reporting! 


Find news related groups, events and the latest activity report below:

 News Committee and Groups

 Meetings and Events

 News Activity report 2019-2020

News Exchange

We draw on the newsgathering resources of more than 70 EBU Members, sublicensees and media partners worldwide, as well as our own News Events team and international organizations. Moreover, we clear eyewitness media to provide our Members with a rich source of news and sports news footage from around the world.

We ensure your newsroom always has access to a rich diversity of news items - around 120 every day - provided by trustworthy, reliable sources. And just as importantly, newsrooms have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with each other to share knowledge and content.


Sports News Exchange


The Sports News Exchange is a core source of sports news stories for our Members. This includes news on sporting events and coverage of everything from doping and bribery scandals to major press conferences. Stories are provided by Members, independent production houses and federations. There is also content produced by our Eurovision Sports News team.

Social Newswire

The Eurovision Social Newswire helps our Members to harness the power of reliable eyewitness media for their platforms by discovering, verifying and clearing content obtained from social media. The network provides a collaborative workspace for over 1,000 EBU and Member journalists, with 50+ items being cleared every day.

Membership of the Eurovision Social Newswire is open to EBU Members and News Exchange sublicensees only.


News Events



Our highly experienced, dedicated News Events team provides a range of high quality, cost-effective services for your breaking news and planned events coverage. We offer on location stand-ups, playouts, workspaces, live pool distribution, live-streaming, crews and editing, studio hire, circuits, bespoke services and more.

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T +41 22 717 2840
Follow us @newsevents

Radio News

Our Radio News team offers pre-event co-ordination, on-site facilities and technical assistance during major news events. Through our network of Members and Associates, we can provide studios and transmission facilities across the world, and solutions that fit your specific needs and budget.

Our new audio exchange platform offers Members a place share radio-specific content including interviews, documentaries, podcasts and other long-format audio. We also continue to offer comprehensive audio coverage at news events. Login to the EBU audio platform at

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Download content from
T +41 22 717 2658