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January 2019

Dear Member, 

To start the new year, we're bringing you a special message from our new President, Tony Hall. Also, get acquainted with our new Executive Board and our new Member Services Strategy, and read how we're celebrating 20 years of the Eurosonic Festival.


2019 New Year Message from Tony Hall, EBU President - BBC Director General Tony Hall begins his Presidency of the EBU this month. Watch his video message to Members, where he talks about the benefits of working together, not just as a Union, but as a family. You can also learn more about Tony Hall and EBU Vice-President Delphine Ernotte Cunci's priorities for 2019-2020 in their address to the General Assembly last December.


Together: EBU Member Services Strategy 2019-2021 - Our new Member Services Strategy was approved by the General Assembly and we look forward to working with you to deliver it over the forthcoming years. Download the pdf version or browse through the interactive report to see how we plan to deliver services that help you address your immediate challenges, promote your contribution to society, navigate digital transformation and secure your future.

Technology & Innovation: Building success based on synergy - EBU Director of Technology & Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono outlines his vision for future collaborations that deliver products, services and know-how to Members, in a tech-i editorial.

Funding of PSM report highlights challenge of providing more services with less funding - Download our latest funding report that demonstrates how public service media is having to offer more services at a time when funding continues to decline.

EBU extends partnership with Austrian Ski - Learn how the EBU and Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) have extended their media rights partnership for three more seasons, with the option for three more.


New EBU Executive Board elected - At December's General Assembly, EBU Members elected a new Executive Board to lead the EBU for the next two years. Get acquainted with the 9 public service media executives from across Europe who will join President Tony Hall (BBC) and Vice-President Delphine Ernotte Cunci (France Télévisions) on the Board.


Eurosonic Festival 2019 - At the beginning of every year, one of the most important European music industry event takes place in Groningen. This year we're celebrating 20 years of the festival which has given a platform to many well known bands who have found success internationally. Listen to a playlist of our favourites.


Visit to see all our upcoming events, plus presentations and videos from past events.