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Content is the lifeblood of public service broadcasters—they air more than 1.5 million hours of it per year.

Why does it matter?

Content is the cornerstone of the public service offer, which is why EBU Members commission and produce more than 1.5 million hours of TV content per year.

Public service media create some of the most entertaining, original, and inclusive content, spending over €6 billion annually on independent productions.

In doing so, they nurture the nation’s identity, safeguard its memory, encourage social and political participation, and build cohesion. They even teach our kids, with 93% of public service media offering educational content.


What are we doing about it?

The EBU strives to get world-class content to Members by driving strategic discussions, facilitating co-productions, and promoting outstanding content through events and awards, such as the Rose d’Or.

Our TV Committee and genre expert groups are where Members cross-pollinate ideas around commissioning, acquisitions, scheduling, and content strategy, so they can enhance their offer.

The Eurovision Song Contest is our flagship coproduction, and Members collaborate year-round on many Eurovision co-productionscollective acquisition, and content exchange projects.


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