EXPERT GROUPDepartment / Unit Media

TV Formats Core Group

The Formats activities are open to all 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 Eurovision Formats 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 Eurovision 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, ZDR (Germany)


Grainne Mccaleer, RTE (Ireland)
Kieron Collins, BBC (United Kingdom)
Ebba Adielsson, SVT (Sweden)
Céline Limorato, FT (France)


Contact detail

Anne Brochot
TV Project Manager
+41 22 717 2888