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EBU calls on Ukraine to unfreeze UA:PBC bank accounts
News - 02 Mar 2020
EBU calls on Ukraine to unfreeze UA:PBC bank accounts 
The EBU strongly supports the Ukrainian public broadcaster's call for the authorities to settle the debt they inherited from the former state television company and unfreeze the broadcaster's bank accounts.
New Director General for RÚV
News - 02 Mar 2020
New Director General for RÚV 
Stefán Eiríksson has been appointed Director General of our Icelandic Member RÚV.
It’s time to champion the European media sector, say public service broadcasters
Press release - 28 Feb 2020
It’s time to champion the European media sector, say public service broadcasters 
Global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook are increasingly becoming “powerful gatekeepers” to what we watch and hear. Without greater transparency and accountability for platforms, we risk seeing core European values - such as democracy and cultural diversity – fundamentally undermined, warns the head of Europe’s alliance of public service media.
UCI Track Cycling World Championships get enhanced TV coverage
News - 26 Feb 2020
UCI Track Cycling World Championships get enhanced TV coverage 
This year’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships, taking place in Berlin’s Velodrome, will be shown live on TV in an estimated 50 European countries, including the continent’s top TV markets.
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Press release - 26 Feb 2020
EBU's "Women In Music Days" to recognize contribution of women to music worldwide 
The EBU is launching a brand-new initiative - "Women In Music Days" - on or around 8 March 2020, International Women's Day
Eurovision Sport extends media rights partnership with Romania Ski Biathlon Federation
Press release - 21 Feb 2020
Eurovision Sport extends media rights partnership with Romania Ski Biathlon Federation 
Eurovision Sport has extended its media rights partnership with the Romania Ski Biathlon Federation (RSBF) for a further four years, in an agreement signed on the eve of the inaugural FIS Men’s Ski Jumping World Cup event taking place in Rasnov, Romania.
EBU and University of Pisa to collaborate on AI-driven software tools
Press release - 19 Feb 2020
EBU and University of Pisa to collaborate on AI-driven software tools 
The EBU and the University of Pisa have agreed to collaborate on the development of software systems such as the EuroVOX project.
Eurovision Sport and IBU sign long-term exclusive media rights agreement
Press release - 19 Feb 2020
Eurovision Sport and IBU sign long-term exclusive media rights agreement 
Eurovision Sport and the International Biathlon Union (IBU) have extended their long-running exclusive media rights partnership. The agreement starts in the year 2022 and runs until 2026, with an option to prolong for another four years.
Eurovision Sport extends Tour de France with A.S.O. and La Vuelta with Unipublic until 2025
Press release - 17 Feb 2020
Eurovision Sport extends Tour de France with A.S.O. and La Vuelta with Unipublic until 2025 
Eurovision Sport and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O) are pleased to announce they have extended their media rights agreement for the Tour de France through to 2025.  In addition, Eurovision Sport has extended its agreement with Unipublic, a subsidiary of A.S.O, for the Vuelta, again through to 2025.
Eurovision 'anthem' contest for 70th anniversary
Press release - 12 Feb 2020
Eurovision 'anthem' contest for 70th anniversary 
For the EBU's 70th anniversary, we're searching for inspired interpretations of our Eurovision anthem, originally composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier.