European Broadcasting Union
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Its mission is to make PSM indispensable.
The EBU operates Eurovision and Euroradio. Eurovision is the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of top-quality live news, sport, entertainment, culture and music content. Euroradio enhances public service radio with music and news exchanges, professional networking, and by promoting digital and hybrid radio. Through its collective rights agreements, it provides high-quality sports content to its audience.
The EBU will be the broadcast partner of the European Championships, the newly created multi-sport championship which will take place in the cities of Glasgow and Berlin in 2018. From the start, the EBU supported the European Championships which will bring together the elite of European athletes. Through this event which will gather athletics, swimming, cycling, rowing, triathlon, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, the audiences will have the opportunity to share the talent of their best athletes with the enthusiasm of their fans.
EBU will provide audiences with free-to-air access to more than 2,700 hours of entertaining and exciting programming television coverage as well as radio and digital coverage over a 10 day period.
- The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media
- It serves 73 Members in 56 countries that run over 781 TV and 1049 radio services and broadcast in 123 languages to a potential audience of 1.03 billion people
- The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO. EUROVISION is the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of top-quality live news, sport, entertainment, culture and music content
- It is headquartered in Geneva and has offices in Brussels, Rome, Moscow New York, Washington DC, Singapore, Dubai and Beijing
- Its Sports Rights portfolio is extensive working with more than 25 international sports federations and more than 30 contracts. It includes around 150 events including approximately 680 competition days which they may also produce and distribute
- In 2015, the Eurovision worldwide network distributed more than 90,000 hours of footage; 75,000 hours of it were sports
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