Ingrid Deltenre

Concern voiced over plans to dismantle Israeli pubcaster

The European Broadcasting Union has today expressed concern over plans to disband the Israeli Broadcasting Authority and the country’s license fee and said the move is ‘regrettable’. On Sunday, the Israeli government approved a draft bill that would see the IBA closed and replaced. Should the bill receive the final green light the move to […]

Greece plans scaled-down pubcaster

The Greek government has unveiled plans to open a new, small-scale public broadcaster as criticism of its decision to close down ERT mounts both at home and abroad. A Greek government spokesman announced plans to create a new service at the end of August with fewer than half the staff of the shut down ERT. […]

EBU urges Greece to reverse ERT closure

The European Broadcasting Union has urged the Greek prime minister to “use all his powers” to reverse a decision to close the territory’s public broadcaster ERT. This week, the Greek government announced it was using emergency powers to temporarily close ERT as a cost cutting measure, in a bid to ease the country’s desperate financial […]

EBU urges EU to defend Europe against the US

The European Broadcasting Union says that including TV and film services in upcoming trade negotiations between the EU and the US would damage the industry in Europe. The EU is about to set the parameters for trade negotiations with the US and the EBU, an association of over 50 public broadcasters, says that the TV […]