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Press release - 28 May 2019
182 million tune in to 64th Eurovision Song Contest as young audience numbers surge 
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), the world’s biggest live music event, was seen by 182 million viewers across 40 markets* The Grand Final achieved, on average, a one percentage point higher TV audience...
News - 06 May 2019
Hackathon held ahead of Eurovision Song Contest in Israel 
The very first Eurovision Hackathon has taken place in Tel Aviv with the objective to develop new ways to access and enjoy the broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). 150 projects were presented...
News - 08 Apr 2019
Polish Radio host 2nd regional Digital Transformation Workshop in Warsaw 
EBU Members gathered in Polish Radio’s headquarters in Warsaw for a regional workshop on Digital Transformation on 4 and 5 April. The region was represented by Members from Latvia (Latvian Radio), Lithuania...
News - 18 Feb 2019
Best practice in digital transformation shared at regional workshop in Georgia 
EBU Members from Armenia. Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Russia and Turkey gathered on 13 and 14 February at the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB)'s headquarters in Tbilisi to for a regional workshop...
Blog - 14 Feb 2019
YLE: To Inform, Educate, Entertain and… well, that’s still it? 
For this month's blog on digital transformation among our Members we asked Mika Rahkonen, Head of Strategy at Yle for his Top 6 wishes for 2019. Mika is currently drafting and defining the key building...
News - 30 Jan 2019
Digital Transformation Initiative delivers first workshop of 2019 with Czech Radio 
The EBU's Digital Unit has visited colleagues at Czech Radio (CR) for a two-day workshop (24 January) as part of the Digital Transformation Initiative. The workshop focussed on the challenges, goals, and...
Blog - 17 Jan 2019
Eurosonic: 20 years of bringing new music to young audiences 
To mark the 20th anniversary of the EBU's involvement in the Eurosonic Festival, Ian Wilson formally of RTE, discusses how the event has evolved and how Members have embraced new digital ways to bring...
Blog - 19 Dec 2018
GPB: Digital Era - Constructing the Future 
In our latest blog on the importance of Digital Transformation within our Members, Tinatin Berdzenishvili from GPB tells us how, the changing way we're consuming media is having an impact not just on how...
News - 05 Dec 2018
Digital Transformation Initiative delivers workshop with ERR 
The EBU's Digital Unit has visited colleagues at Estonian Member ERR for a full-day workshop on the challenges, goals and priorities for digital transformation within the organization. The workshop, part...
Blog - 22 Nov 2018
VRT: Experimenting as a moral duty 
In our latest blog on Digital Transformation within our Members, Maarten Janssen from VRT tells us how, because children and young audiences have changed the way they consume content, the Flemish Belgian...