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My 5 takeaways about connecting with young people through media
Blog - 08 Oct 2021
My 5 takeaways about connecting with young people through media 
The latest EBU Media Intelligence Service report on Digital Media Consumption Trends is packed with valuable insights that could inspire your strategies and planning for the coming months. In this blog article I'd like to share 5 that stood out to me in particular.
Turin to host 66th Eurovision Song Contest in 2022
Press release - 08 Oct 2021
Turin to host 66th Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 
The Italian city of Turin has been chosen as the Host City of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, having triumphed over 16 other competing bids.  Italy won the right to stage next year’s event when Måneskin...
EBU calls for Digital Markets Act to address digital voice assistants
Policy Position - 07 Oct 2021
EBU calls for Digital Markets Act to address digital voice assistants 
The EBU has come together with the European Digital Radio Alliance (EDRA) and the Association of European Radios (AER) to ask policymakers to urgently intervene to prevent anti-competitive activities from digital voice assistant platforms that hold a gatekeeper position on the market.
EBU forges pan-European networks for co-production
News - 05 Oct 2021
EBU forges pan-European networks for co-production 
The EBU is establishing new alliances and networks to foster collaboration between European public service broadcasters.
Wildemann appointed new Head of Football at Eurovision Sport
Press release - 04 Oct 2021
Wildemann appointed new Head of Football at Eurovision Sport 
Eurovision Sport is delighted to announce the appointment of Stefan-Eric Wildemann, a German national, as its new Head of Football.
Eurovision Sport in pioneering joint venture with International Ski Mountaineering Federation to screen and promote new Winter Olympic sport
Press release - 30 Sep 2021
Eurovision Sport in pioneering joint venture with International Ski Mountaineering Federation to screen and promote new Winter Olympic sport 
Eurovision Sport has agreed a pioneering new joint venture with the International Ski Mountaineering Federation to screen, promote and commercialise the exciting, rising sport of ski mountaineering, as it heads towards inclusion in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the games in Milan-Cortina in 2026.
EBU welcomes important amendment to the Digital Services Act
Policy Position - 27 Sep 2021
EBU welcomes important amendment to the Digital Services Act 
The European Parliament's CULT committee has adopted amendments that would protect editorial media content on online platforms from take downs and interferences by the platform operators.
Eurovision News Exchange turns 60. Here’s why democracy depends on it
Blog - 22 Sep 2021
Eurovision News Exchange turns 60. Here’s why democracy depends on it 
Democracy is in decline. Citizens are turning their backs on public life. These are just two key findings from our new report into Democracy and Public Service Media (PSM). In recent months, we’ve witnessed...
Investment in public service news is an investment in democracy, says EBU Director General, Noel Curran
Press release - 22 Sep 2021
Investment in public service news is an investment in democracy, says EBU Director General, Noel Curran 
In a brand new report from the EBU – Democracy and Public Service Media – findings show that democracy has declined in two thirds of EBU Member countries with citizens turning away from politics and public...
Writing the first drafts of history. The birth of the Eurovision News Exchange
News - 22 Sep 2021
Writing the first drafts of history. The birth of the Eurovision News Exchange 
News is the world ‘talking to itself’. News media shape our lives. Broadcasting and internet are the keystones of the news media, today, always and everywhere, available at light speed.  The EBU’s Eurovision...