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Press release - 29 Dec 2015
EBU brings VPO New Year’s Concert to 50 million people, signs new contract 
World renowned conductor Mariss Jansons will lead the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) in the annual New Year's concert which will be transmitted by the EBU to more than 50 million people around the world.
News - 21 Dec 2015
EBU receives host of bids for Eurovision Family of Events contracts 
The EBU has received a huge response to its invitation to tender for supporting services around the Eurovision Family of Events.
News - 14 Dec 2015
Hosts for Eurovision Song Contest 2016 announced 
EBU Member SVT has announced the two hosts for the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm next May. 2015 Winner Måns Zelmerlöw will take to the stage once again, this time as presenter alongside comedienne Petra Mede who also makes a Eurovision return. She hosted the Contest when it was last in Sweden in 2013.
Press release - 10 Dec 2015
Eurovision and Sunny Side of the Doc join forces to support European documentaries 
For the first time Eurovision's Documentary Group and Science & Knowledge Group will both attend the Sunny Side of the Doc (SSD) from 20 to 23 June 2016. Over 60 programme managers from European public service channels will be defending the best documentary projects with international potential on all subjects and themes.
Press release - 09 Dec 2015
54th Rose d’Or Awards honour the best in tv and radio entertainment 
The best in TV and radio entertainment programming has been honoured at the 54th Rose d’Or Awards held at the British Museum in London.
News - 09 Dec 2015
EBU Hungarian Member MTV hosts children and youth experts meetings 
The annual Eurovision Children & Youth Experts and the Youth News Exchange meetings were hosted by the EBU's Hungarian Member MTV in Budapest (25 to 27 November).
News - 08 Dec 2015
EBU Member Czech Television to host 2016 Eurovision Connect conference in May 
Eurovision Connect is a very successful annual conference held under the auspices of the EBU for more than 20 years. The 2016 conference will be held in Prague on 19 to 20 May at the kind invitation of Czech Television.
News - 03 Dec 2015
EBU welcomes new Head of Television and Future Media 
The EBU has welcomed its new Head of Television and Future Media. Belgian Jeroen Depraetere began work on 1 December. He was formally the Managing Director of Tuvalu Media Belgium and replaces outgoing Head of TV Bettina Brinkmann.
News - 01 Dec 2015
Vatican 'grateful to EBU' for coverage of landmark Central African Republic visit 
Vatican spokesperson Father Federico Lombardi has publicly thanked the European Broadcasting Union for producing the live coverage of the Pope’s landmark visit to the Central African Republic.
Press release - 26 Nov 2015
43 countries to compete in 2016 Eurovision Song Contest 
The EBU is excited to announce that 43 countries will take part in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, equalling the record participation number of 2008 and 2011.