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News - 15 Aug 2018
EBU and PSM critical to success of European multi-sport events 
The European Championships has proved hugely popular with TV audiences, with viewers in the ten key European markets* tuning in for a total of over 567 million hours. The EBU and its Members' innovative approach paid dividends with extensive programming offering audiences the very best coverage of all the sporting action across television, radio and digital platforms for around 10 hours a day.
News - 11 Aug 2018
EBU and European Athletics renew worldwide broadcast rights agreement 
The EBU and European Athletics today announced the long-term renewal of their worldwide media rights contract. This extension takes the partnership, which began in 1981, through to the end of 2027.
News - 10 Aug 2018
Nelson Mandela Centenary is focus of new Euroradio offer 
In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, US Associate APM will make available to EBU Radio organizations its recordings of the Minnesota Orchestra's historic five-city tour to South Africa from 10 to 18 August.
Press release - 09 Aug 2018
EBU and sporting Federations celebrate the success of European Championships' multi-sports concept for broadcast 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and sporting federations are celebrating a very strong start to the inaugural European Championships, which has seen extensive, high quality daily broadcast coverage delivered across Europe to millions of fans.
Press release - 05 Aug 2018
European Championships brought to life for audiences like never before 
The EBU, in partnership with its business arm Eurovision Media Services (EMS), is helping broadcasters increase audience engagement for the European Championships with a suite of new services and tools for Members.
Press release - 31 Jul 2018
EBU Members test 5G for Broadcast Applications at European Championships 
EBU Members RAI (Italy) and the research centre of the German broadcasters (IRT) will be showcasing their pioneering work in shaping advanced wireless communications technologies, dubbed 5G, with trials during the inaugural European Championships.
Legal case note - 31 Jul 2018
German Constitutional Court upholds PSM funding model while highlighting PSM's key role in digital landscape 
The German Federal Constitutional Court, in its judgment of 18 July 2018, has rejected all constitutional complaints (by individuals and companies) against the obligation to contribute to the funding of...
Press release - 30 Jul 2018
EBU conducts UHD HFR tests at European Championships 
The EBU will be leading trials with five EBU Members and 19 technology partners of production workflows to shoot, process, record, and distribute live Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA), at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin.
Press release - 26 Jul 2018
Broadcasters reveal ambitious major event programming for European Championships 2018 
The inaugural European Championships is getting the major event treatment by Europe’s biggest broadcasters with extensive daily coverage, top presenters, big name pundits and commentators, highlights shows, innovative programming and multi-platform content. Broadcasters have been unveiling their exciting plans ahead of the start of the Championships on 2 August.
Press release - 25 Jul 2018
Record number of countries to participate in 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 
A record-breaking 19* broadcasters will take part in the 16th Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), which celebrates extraordinary young musical talent from across Europe, in Minsk on Sunday 25 November....