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Press release - 20 Jan 2020
Martin Österdahl announced as new Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor  
Martin Österdahl, a senior TV executive with two decades of experience, has been appointed Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) and Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The decision...
Blog - 15 Jan 2020
Protecting Europe's digital sovereignty is key for next generation 
This year, we celebrate 70 years since the founding of the EBU. It’s a moment to pause and reflect on how far we, and public service media, have come in the intervening years.
News - 13 Jan 2020
And it all started with a sponge... 
Art’s Birthday was “created” in 1963 by the French artist Robert Filliou (pictured here with his famous hat). He declared that on 17 January exactly a million years earlier, Art was “born” when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water.
News - 19 Dec 2019
A game-changer to drive news credibility - JTI standard on journalism is published 
New guidelines from the Journalism Trust Initiative promote transparency and accountability of news media - and will reward compliance with professional norms.
News - 18 Dec 2019
2nd biggest audience on record Share The Joy of 17th Junior Eurovision Song Contest 
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2019, on 24 November, attracted its biggest audience since 2006 and its second highest on record.  A total average TV audience of 11.6 million viewers* watched...
Press release - 16 Dec 2019
EBU landmark year of music begins with Beethoven 250th anniversary celebrations 
The EBU will be enabling audiences to access high-quality curated concerts, operas and recordings from one of the world's greatest composers
Press release - 10 Dec 2019
Eurovision Sport agrees FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020 deal in 37 territories 
Eurovision Sport has signed an agreement with Dentsu, the Japanese based agency, for exclusive media rights, on all platforms, to the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020. 
News - 10 Dec 2019
Dutch Radio pulls out all the stops for inauguration of rebuilt organ 
On 12 December, the Pierre Palla Concert Organ at the Hilversum Radio Music Centre will be heard once again in all its glory.
News - 10 Dec 2019
Macedonia training academy celebrates first graduates 
In a graduation ceremony chaired by Goran Atanasov, Chief Administration officer of MRT, the first graduates of Macedonia's Radio and Television Advanced Journalism course were presented with their diplomas today. The programme was was organized by MRT international department, in partnership with the EBU Academy. 
Press release - 09 Dec 2019
EBU welcomes new European Commission 
EBU looks forward to working with the new European Commission in particular on media and democracy and puts forward 11 policy priorities for the new mandate