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News - 23 Dec 2014
Eurovision Song Contest: Artists from 39 countries to compete in Vienna 
Top artists from 39 countries will compete at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Cyprus, Czech Republic and Serbia are returning to the contest, to make the total number of contestants two more than last year.
Press release - 17 Dec 2014
New Year's Concert: Countdown to Vienna Philharmonic EBU broadcast 
World renowned conductor Zubin Mehta will lead the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) in the annual New Year's concert which will be broadcast by the EBU community. More than 50 million people around the world are expected to tune in to this annual event.
News - 12 Dec 2014
EBU begins search for next Media Director 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is currently recruiting a Media Director. The Media Department facilitates the creation and exchange of quality programming and provides a centre for learning and sharing.
News - 10 Dec 2014
Eurovision Song Contest: First wave of tickets on sale Dec 15 
The first wave of tickets for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will go on sale on 15 December at 9:00 CET at Oeticket.com.
News - 04 Dec 2014
New EBU Funding Report highlights ‘deepening decline in PSM income’ 
Total income for public service media (PSM) across the EBU community dipped by 1.9% in 2013, intensifying a disturbing trend that has seen total PSM income fall by 8.7% in real value over 5 years.
News - 25 Nov 2014
Children's Drama Series: BBC's 'Lizard Girl' collects BAFTA and Japan Prize 
The Eurovision Children's Drama Series 'Lizard Girl', produced by the BBC and Feelgood Fiction, has won a BAFTA for this 2014 Children’s Learning - Primary category.
News - 25 Nov 2014
Eurovision Song Contest: Theme art revealed for 2015 edition in Vienna 
The EBU's Austrian Member and host broadcaster for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, ORF, have released the theme art. The visual identity was inspired by this year's slogan 'Building Bridges'.
News - 17 Nov 2014
News Xchange: Winning young audiences with online news 
Media professionals attending the final day of the 2014 News Xchange in Prague (14 November) were urged to take their news online in their quest to win young audiences.
Press release - 15 Nov 2014
Italy wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 
14-year-old Vincenzo Cantiello, from Italy, has been named the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The event for talented young singers aged between 10 and 15 years old took place on Saturday 15 November in Valletta, Malta.
News - 14 Nov 2014
Media Intelligence report offers overview of current OTT landscape in Europe 
The EBU's Media Intelligence Service (MIS) has published a report addressing the increasing complexity of the video-on-demand (VOD) sector of the European audiovisual market, with a particular focus on...