EXPERT GROUP  • Department / Unit Media

EBU Format Core Group

The Formats activities are open to all EBU Members. Its purpose is to bring together experts in numerous fields to network on various levels.

The main goals of these experts meetings are:
  • exchange in-depth information about programmes and trends and to evaluate joint format acquisition opportunities;
  • co-develop new formats;
  • trade PSB formats and find new models of collaboration (e.g. back-to-back production).
The EBU Format Core Group main tasks are:
  • guide the numerous format activities;
  • constantly adapt the format strategy to meet shared needs;
  • initiate co-development;
  • organise regular format workshops;
  • organise and set the agenda for the annual commissioners meeting;
  • organise and set the agenda for the annual EBU Creative Forum

Target group

Heads of Development
Entertainment editors
Factual entertainment editors
Comedy editors
Commissioners for non-fiction programmes
Acquisition managers 
Programme planners 
Distribution managers

Meeting frequency
1 or 2 a year


Group Members 


Panagiotis Trakaliaridis, ZDF (Germany)


Jenny Peeters, NPO (Netherland)
Ebba Adielsson, SVT (Sweden)
Ray McCarthy, RTE (Ireland)
Francesca Ricci, RAI (Italy)
Anne Brochot, EBU (Switzerland)

Contact detail

Anne Brochot
TV Project Manager
+41 22 717 2888