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EBU's response to an EC-commissioned survey on AI and Copyright
Policy Position - 02 Jun 2021
EBU's response to an EC-commissioned survey on AI and Copyright 
We have responded to a questionnaire regarding the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and the creative industries.
ÖSV extends partnership with IMG and Eurovision Sport
Press release - 01 Jun 2021
ÖSV extends partnership with IMG and Eurovision Sport 
The Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) has extended its media rights partnerships with IMG and Eurovision Sport until the 2026/2027 season – an extension of three years on its current deal.
Spring according to Igor: Radio series chronicles a celebrated succès de scandale
News - 31 May 2021
Spring according to Igor: Radio series chronicles a celebrated succès de scandale 
Often described as a "musical earthquake", the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in Paris in May 1913 rocked the music world as few performances before, or indeed since.
183 million viewers welcome back Eurovision Song Contest as online engagement soars
Press release - 31 May 2021
183 million viewers welcome back Eurovision Song Contest as online engagement soars 
The return of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), the world’s biggest live music event, was seen by 183 million viewers across 36 markets*  The Grand Final of the 65th Contest achieved, on average, a 4...
New Acting Director General of Romanian Television
News - 31 May 2021
New Acting Director General of Romanian Television 
Ramona Saseanu has been elected as Acting Director General of Romanian Television
EBU Executive Board agrees to suspension of Belarus Member BTRC
Press release - 28 May 2021
EBU Executive Board agrees to suspension of Belarus Member BTRC 
At a meeting today the EBU Executive Board agreed to suspend Belarus member BTRC.
EBU appoints Wouter Quartier as Head of Digital, Transformation and Platforms
Press release - 28 May 2021
EBU appoints Wouter Quartier as Head of Digital, Transformation and Platforms 
Wouter Quartier, a senior digital strategy and transformation practitioner with over 18 years’ experience at Flemish broadcaster and EBU Member, VRT, has been appointed as the EBU’s new Head of Digital, Platforms and Transformation.
Liviu Popescu elected Acting Director General of Radio Romania
Executive Appointments - 26 May 2021
Liviu Popescu elected Acting Director General of Radio Romania 
Liviu Popescu has been elected Acting Director General of Radio Romania (ROR). He brings with him extensive experience in the fields of media, public policy, lobbying and governmental affairs, crisis management and public relations.
Statement from Europe's media sector on the Digital Markets Act
Policy Position - 25 May 2021
Statement from Europe's media sector on the Digital Markets Act 
We've come together with other European media trade associations to publish a joint industry position paper on the Digital Markets Act.
EBU condemns detainment in Belarus of Roman Protasevich, ex-editor of Nexta Group
News - 24 May 2021
EBU condemns detainment in Belarus of Roman Protasevich, ex-editor of Nexta Group 
The EBU is alarmed by continuing deterioration of press freedom in Belarus and by the detainment yesterday in Minsk of Roman Protasevich, ex-editor of the Nexta group, following the forced diversion of a Ryanair aircraft on a scheduled flight from Athens to Vilnius.