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4 scenarios revealed for Eurovision Song Contest 2021
News - 18 Sep 2020
4 scenarios revealed for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 
As confirmed earlier this year, the Eurovision Song Contest will definitely return in 2021 and, following 2 Semi-Finals and a Grand Final on 18, 20 and 22 May, a new winner will be crowned! In order to...
British comedian Nish Kumar to host 2020 Rose d'Or Awards
News - 17 Sep 2020
British comedian Nish Kumar to host 2020 Rose d'Or Awards 
Europe’s premier TV and audio entertainment awards are delighted to announce that British comedy star, Nish Kumar, will host the annual Rose d’Or Awards, which will be a digital-only event this year. Nish...
EBU makes recommendations for European Democracy Action Plan
News - 15 Sep 2020
EBU makes recommendations for European Democracy Action Plan 
Guaranteeing prominent display of and easy access to general interest content - including public service media content, improving the promotion of media literacy initiatives, strengthening safety of journalists and other media professionals, and media freedom are amongst the main points submitted today by the EBU in our response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP).
Shaping the cloud for European media needs
Blog - 14 Sep 2020
Shaping the cloud for European media needs 
The pandemic has brought the opportunity to accelerate towards "remote and distributed production that relies on IP infrastructure and the cloud, and mature new distribution infrastructures that integrate a new generation of IP-based broadcast, multicast and edge-casting modes", EBU Director of Technology & Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono writes.
EBU Members shrug off COVID effect to record top Tour de France TV viewing figures
Press release - 11 Sep 2020
EBU Members shrug off COVID effect to record top Tour de France TV viewing figures 
EBU Members are posting impressive live free-to-air viewing figures across Europe for their coverage of this year’s Tour de France, which entered its second week on Tuesday 8 September after Monday’s rest day.
EBU calls for ambitious EU rules on online platforms
News - 09 Sep 2020
EBU calls for ambitious EU rules on online platforms 
As the EU prepares to make new rules on online platforms in its landmark Digital Services Act, the EBU has given detailed input to a public consultation on how those rules should be shaped.
A new normal in challenging times: Euroradio Summer Festivals draw to a close this weekend
News - 09 Sep 2020
A new normal in challenging times: Euroradio Summer Festivals draw to a close this weekend 
No doubt about it: since being launched over a quarter of a century ago, the Euroradio Summer Festivals (ESF) have never known a year like 2020.
13 countries to take part in
Press release - 08 Sep 2020
13 countries to take part in "reimagined" Junior Eurovision Song Contest 
The EBU is excited to announce that young artists representing 13 EBU Members will “Move the World” at the 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Public Service Media in Western Balkans to receive 1.5 million in new project
News - 03 Sep 2020
Public Service Media in Western Balkans to receive 1.5 million in new project 
The European Commission has approved a two-year extension of the Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in the Western Balkans project, granting up to EUR 1.5 million. The project will be implemented by a Consortium of partners including the EBU, EFJ, IFJ, ERNO, BIRN and ORF.
Stories always help us through a crisis
Blog - 01 Sep 2020
Stories always help us through a crisis 
Our Media Director talks about the power of storytelling - especially in times of crisis