TV Co-production User Guide

Eurovision Co-Production Formats are collaborative TV production projects, during which EBU members work together editorially and financially. Typically these take three forms:

  • Collection (Broadcasters each contribute one episode or other programme element, and receive those of other broadcasters in return)
  • International Master Film (Broadcasters each contribute raw programme materials, e.g. filmed or archive materials) which are combined via a central edit into a final film,
  • Live Event (Broadcasters each select and prepare an act to take part in a live event)

Successful Eurovision Co-Production Formats are often recommissioned on an annual or biennial cycle by a group of broadcasters with a common interest in the project.

To launch new Eurovision Co-Production formats, EBU members may submit proposals to the EBU Formats Forum, under the editorial supervision of the EBU Formats Experts group. This pitching also includes the possibility to propose commercially-available formats for back-to-back or other co-production hub models.

Timeline Formats Pitch 2023

  • Call for Proposals: 25 April – 13 June 2023
  • Editorial Board Selection: 21 June 2023
  • EBU Formats Pitch: 29 September 2023, 09h30 – 12h30 CEST

Examples of Eurovision Coproductions

Eurovision Coproduction 2023 Showreel

Take a look at the 2023 Eurovision Coproduction Showreel presented at the 2023 TV Assembly here.


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