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EBU Lessons from Lockdown: Exploring Sport Broadcasting
News - 02 Jun 2020
EBU Lessons from Lockdown: Exploring Sport Broadcasting 
How have public service media adapted to broadcasting sport content when there are no live sports due to #COVID19? What lessons have we learned?
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light reaches over 70 million viewers 
Press release - 26 May 2020
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light reaches over 70 million viewers  
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, broadcast in place of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on Saturday 16 May, was seen by 73 million viewers across 38 markets*. The show, which paid tribute...
EBU Lessons from Lockdown: Exploring Children’s Broadcasting
News - 25 May 2020
EBU Lessons from Lockdown: Exploring Children’s Broadcasting 
COVID-19 has been changing the game in unprecedented ways for public service media. We’ve launched a new video interview series to share the innovative ways our Members have been adapting their content, scheduling and more to support their communities during the crisis.
EBU Media pivots towards an increased focus on content, platforms and distribution, with two senior appointments
News - 22 May 2020
EBU Media pivots towards an increased focus on content, platforms and distribution, with two senior appointments 
The EBU has confirmed two senior internal promotions within the Management Team of the EBU Media Department.
Eurovision Sport and FIG sign new exclusive media rights partnership
Press release - 20 May 2020
Eurovision Sport and FIG sign new exclusive media rights partnership 
Eurovision Sport and FIG, the International Gymnastics Federation, are delighted to announce that they have reached agreement for EBU Members across Europe and North Africa to broadcast exclusive coverage of FIG World Championships (Artistic, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline).
New needs, habits and technology priorities for PSM
Blog - 18 May 2020
New needs, habits and technology priorities for PSM 
During the crisis, EBU Members had to pivot from one operational model to another, produce remotely, and quickly respond to the changed needs of their audiences. The EBU and its Members are now looking at ways to turn the many lessons learned into permanent strategic advantages.
Eurovision Song Contest returns to Rotterdam in 2021
Press release - 16 May 2020
Eurovision Song Contest returns to Rotterdam in 2021 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and its Dutch Members NPO, NOS and AVROTROS are excited to have reached an agreement to stage the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam at the Ahoy Arena. The...
Challenges and opportunities for the EBU and PSM. Can Coronavirus give us back our audiences?
Blog - 14 May 2020
Challenges and opportunities for the EBU and PSM. Can Coronavirus give us back our audiences? 
Precisely when we thought we were falling into a crisis in audience numbers and as we watched trust ratings undeniably slide, came this unexpected, unforeseen repatriation of faithful audiences. Viewers,...
New Eurovision Sport sharing channel open for business
News - 12 May 2020
New Eurovision Sport sharing channel open for business 
Eurovision Sport has launched its new Sharing Channel for EBU Members, with a full slate of top sports content available for our Members to download free of charge, and, in many cases, with the rights already cleared on their behalf.
Solidarity in crisis: how COVID-19 bore a new EBU programme exchange
Blog - 11 May 2020
Solidarity in crisis: how COVID-19 bore a new EBU programme exchange 
A few years ago, I was asked to evaluate ways to relaunch the EBU TV department’s ‘Solidarity Package’. This was a successful EBU initiative between the years 2010-15, which aimed to provide the smaller Members of the EBU with top-end TV programming