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Press release - 07 Nov 2018
42 Countries will ‘Dare to Dream’ in Tel Aviv at 64th Eurovision Song Contest 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is excited to announce that 42 Members will compete to win the coveted Eurovision Song Contest trophy in Tel Aviv in 2019. The 64th Contest, organized by the EBU and...
News - 05 Nov 2018
EBU's Investigative Journalism Network helps strengthen Members' public service journalism 
The EBU's Investigative Journalism Network started as a pilot project in 2017 and has grown rapidly over the past 12 months. It's a key part of the EBU's Public Service Journalism Initiative. With the...
News - 29 Oct 2018
EBU hosts more collaborative software projects 
With software playing an increasingly central role in the offer of public service media organizations, the EBU has expanded the tools it offers to support the developer community. Over the past few years, the number of EBU activities that involve at least some element of software development has increased significantly.
News - 25 Oct 2018
Licence Fee has never been better value 
Licence fees across Europe have never been better value. On average, the annual licence fee is 35-euro cents per day – far cheaper than most European pay-TV subscriptions.
News - 25 Oct 2018
EBU expresses concern about governance of ERSL 
The EBU has written to the Prime Minister of Luxembourg following concerns about the governance and independence of public service radio in the country.
News - 22 Oct 2018
Young Israeli conductor takes helm of BBC orchestra 
Omer Meir Wellber has been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic's new Chief Conductor as from September 2019. The 36-year-old succeeds Spanish maestro Juanjo Mena, who led the ensemble from 2011 until last August.
News - 19 Oct 2018
EBU concerned by drastic cuts to UA:PBC Budget 
The EBU is concerned by plans to further cut the funding of Ukraine’s public service broadcaster UA:PBC by 57% in 2019.
News - 17 Oct 2018
EBU concerned about proposed legal changes in LRT governance 
We are concerned by proposed changes to Lithuanian National Radio and Television's (LRT) governance including the appointment of members of the governing bodies and supervision.
Blog - 16 Oct 2018
Alexa, set timer for zero minutes - it´s time to go to work! 
In the first of a new series of personal blogs from our Members on digital transformation, Swedish Radio's Tomas Granryd, Chairman of the EBU's VOX Group, looks at voice controlled devices and how public...
Press release - 16 Oct 2018
Code of Practice on Disinformation fails to tackle the scourge of fake news 
The EBU is urging the European Commission to ensure online platforms and advertisers put in place effective procedures and policies to tackle the scourge of fake news.