Welcome to the European Broadcasting Union’s Annual Report for 2015-2016.
We believe that public service media (PSM) are an essential component of vibrant, open and democratic societies. This is why the EBU’s role has become even more crucial in the climate of increasing uncertainty and instability faced by our Members.
We have made great strides towards meeting the strategic objectives set out in Vision2020. This report highlights both the achievements of our Member Services teams and the Business Services we offer Members and external customers alike.
Our Business Services are in good financial health and continue to generate profits that help sustain the organization and reduce membership fees. We continue to innovate and have launched several new services this year. With the marketplace becoming increasingly competitive, we will continue to invest in research and development so we can remain agile and responsive to industry demands.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone – Members, customers and partners – for their support over the last year. Without your ongoing involvement and encouragement none of the achievements outlined in this report would have been possible.
Jean-Paul Philippot Ingrid Deltenre
President Director General