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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....
Press release - 12 Jul 2018
Joanna Lumley to receive Lifetime Achievement Award as nominees announced for 57th Rose d'Or Awards 
Entertainment programmes from 13 different countries have been nominated to win a coveted Rose d’Or award at the 57th annual ceremony in Berlin on Thursday 13 September, organised by the European Broadcasting...
Speech - 11 Jul 2018
EBU Head of Radio Graham Dixon address to Radio Conference, Prato, Italy 
People sometimes ask me whether – after many years at the BBC – I am enjoying the new job in Geneva.  The answer is yes, it is immensely rewarding relating to and supporting the work of 73 EBU members...
Press release - 11 Jul 2018
EBU signs agreement with European Parliament on coverage of European Elections 
The EBU today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Parliament to help ensure high-quality, objective media coverage of the European Election campaign in 2019.
Press release - 11 Jul 2018
Top executive Glen Killane joins EBU as Deputy Director Sport 
Glen Killane has been appointed to the new role of Deputy Director of Sport at the EBU.
Press release - 10 Jul 2018
EBU welcomes provisions to expand access to innovative media content in EU Electronic Communications Code 
The EBU welcomed today’s European Parliament vote that will update existing must-carry rules and provide for a wider choice of free-to-air radio content while on the move.