Eurovision TV Programme Exchange

The Eurovision TV Programme Exchange is a framework allowing Member broadcasters to exchange TV content across a range of genres on a reciprocal basis. Launched in 2020 as the ‘EBU Content Appeal’ in response to programming shortages arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, over 30 broadcasters participated in the first edition, serving over 1200 hours of programme requests across the EBU Membership.

During an open round of the exchange, participating broadcasters submit programme offers via a pre-selection catalogue. Broadcasters then request programmes and the most-requested programmes are made available via an electronic delivery platform, with rights cleared via a collective broadcast license agreement.

This year’s catalogue includes 127 programme items from 20 EBU Member organizations, a total of over 250 hours of materials across children’s, drama, factual and performing arts programme genres.

No editorial or technical criteria or pre-selection has been made by the EBU. The aim of this exchange is that any programmes can be offered by an EBU Member broadcaster and the selection is made collectively by the acquiring broadcasters.

All EBU Members (whether they've offered programmes or not) are invited to request programmes (via this form) for which rights are available in their territories by 18:00 on Monday 12 April, after which the final selection will be made.

Timeline TV Programme Exchange 2021

  • Programme Selection Window: by 12 April
  • Contribution Window: by 4 May
  • Programme Delivery: 11 May

Files

Eurovision TV Programmes Exchange: Catalogue 2021 (.PDF)

Details

Genre

Co-production or content offer

Contact detail

TV Unit