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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU;FrenchUnion mondiale de radio-télévision,UWR) is an alliance ofpublic service media entities, established on 12 February 1950.Most EBU states are part of this organisation and therefore EBU has been subject to supranational legislation and regulation. It also hosted debates between candidates for the Europa Commission presidency for the 2014 parliamentary elections but is unrelated to the institution itself. It is best known for producing the Europa Song Contest


See also: Heads of Delegations

Active members Edit

There are currently 55 active members of the European Broadcasting Union.

Color key
     Council member
     Current host
Country Broadcasting organization Abbr. HoD Edition
Flag of Albania Albania Radio Televizioni Shqiptar RTSH Josh #01
Flag of Algeria Algeria Canal Algérie ENTV
Flag of Andorra Andorra Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra RTVA #03
Flag of Armenia Armenia Armenian Radio-Television AMRTV #01
Flag of Austria Austria Austrian Broadcasting ORF #02
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Television AzTV #02
Flag of Belarus Belarus Belarusian Television and Radio Company BTRC #01
Flag of Belgium Belgium Canvas #01
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H Radiotelevision of Bosnia & Herzegovina BHRT
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian National Television BNT #01
Flag of Croatia Croatia Croatian Radiotelevision HRT #01
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation RIK / CyBC #01
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech Television ČT #01
Flag of Denmark Denmark Denmark's Radio DR #01
Flag of Estonia Estonia Eesti Rahvusringhääling ERR #01
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kringvarp Føroya KVF #01
Flag of Finland Finland Finnish Broadcasting Corporation YLE #01
Flag of France France France Télévisions GRF #01
Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia Macedonian Radio-Television MRT #02
Flag of Georgia Georgia Georgian Public Broadcaster GPB
Flag of Germany Germany North German Broadcasting NDR #01
Flag of Greece Greece Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT #01
Flag of Hungary Hungary Duna TV #02
Flag of Iceland Iceland Ríkisútvarpið Sjónvarp RÚV #02
Flag of Ireland Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann RTÉ #01
Flag of Israel Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority IBA #01
Flag of Italy Italy Italian Radio-Television RAI #01
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan National Television of Kazakhstan NTK #01
Flag of Latvia Latvia Latvijas Televīzija LTV #02
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation LBC #02
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television 1FLTV
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Lithuanian National Radio and Television LRT
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg CLT Multi Media RTL
Flag of Malta Malta Public Broadcasting Services PBS
Flag of Moldova Moldova Teleradio-Moldova TRM
Flag of Monaco Monaco TMC Monte Carlo TMC
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Radio Television of Montenegro RTCG
Flag of Morocco Morocco La deuxième Télévision 2M TV
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Public Broadcasting AVROTROS
Flag of Norway Norway Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK
Flag of Poland Poland Polish Television TVP
Flag of Portugal Portugal Radio and Television of Portugal RTP
Flag of Romania Romania Televiziunea Română TVR
Flag of Russia Russia Channel One Russia C1R
Rossijskoe Teleradio RTR
Flag of San Marino San Marino Radio-Television of San Marino SMRTV
Flag of Serbia Serbia Radio Television of Serbia RTS
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Jednotka
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Radio-Television Slovenia RTVSLO
Flag of Spain Spain Spanish Television TVE
Flag of Sweden Sweden Sveriges Television SVT
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR
Flag of Turkey Turkey Turkish North Vision TNV
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine National Television Company of Ukraine NTU
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation BBC


The NBU Council is a congress of the heads of delegations of different countries of the North Broadcasting Union to discuss each edition's planning, to accept entries of the participating countries and to discuss general rules and standards of the North Vision Song Contest. It was first formed officially during the fourth edition by the Swedish and the Hungarian heads of delegation.

Members Edit

This list shows the current and former permanent or temporary members of the NBU council. Head members are written in bold. The council has currently seven permanent members and one temporary member, traditionally the winning Head of Delegation of the previous edition.

Permanent members
  • Flag of France Blandine Bardera (June 2016–present)
  • Flag of Germany Daniel Lengfeld (September 2013–present)
  • Flag of Cyprus Dimitris Ioannou (May–June 2013; September 2013–present)
  • Flag of United States James Davenport (March 2013–January 2014)
  • Flag of Germany Jan Simonis (July 2013–present)
  • Flag of United Kingdom Jessica Weaver (April 2014–present)
  • Flag of Estonia Mark Alexander (April–June 2015; August 2015–present)
  • Flag of Estonia Rick Saaltud (September 2013–August 2014; October 2014–present)
  • Flag of Greece Vaios Koravos (June 2014–September 2016)
Temporary members
  • Flag of Ireland Dylan Griffin (January 2017–present)
  • Flag of Finland Santeri Helakallio (September 2016–January 2017)
  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Anes Ramic (July–September 2016)
  • Flag of Ireland William Cahill (April–July 2016)
  • Flag of Norway Jentine Grethe (January–April 2016)
  • Flag of Austria Christian Wohlmuth (June–July 2013; November 2015–January 2016)
  • Flag of Romania Mate Cristian (February–April 2015; August–November 2015)
  • px Liev Artovsky (October–December 2014)
  • Flag of Serbia Lazar Padjan (April–June 2014)
  • Flag of United Kingdom Robert Heslop (January–April 2014)
  • Flag of United States Selvin Reyes (November 2013–January 2014)

* The council officially existed since the fourth edition but the head member co-operated with other "unofficial" members as the council for the second and third editions.

EBU Competitions Edit

The EBU holds contests where only its members can participate.

Europa Song Contest Edit

The Europa Song Contest, often shortened ESC, is a song contest on Youtube held among the members of the European Broadcasting Union since December 2016 and is inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest. The current and official ESC executive supervisor is George Rospier,

Junior North Vision Song Contest Edit

The Junior Europa Song Contest, often shortened JESC, is a song contest on Youtube held among the members of the European Broadcasting Union since April 2017 and is inspired by the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest is the junior pendant for the Europa Song Contest.