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 12 day period.
Glasgow is one of the world’s top 10 sporting cities with an international events programme and several world-class venues such as the iconic Emirates Arena and stunning SSE Hydro.
With a population of around 600,000 Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and was recently voted the ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll. The city is home to an unrivalled collection of art galleries and museums.
Glasgow will partner with the magnificent Loch Lomond, renowned for its natural beauty and no stranger to hosting open water events, the outstanding Strathclyde Country Park, an iconic venue in the valley of the River Clyde, and the capital Edinburgh as it stages its world-renowned international festival. And fresh from staging the Ryder Cup in 2014, the iconic Gleneagles venue will also be a venue.
Glasgow and Scotland's sporting reputation has never been higher. Fresh from delivering what is now widely recognised as the best ever Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Ryder Cup, Scotland continues to attract events of the very highest quality including the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships and the MTV European Music Awards.
Berlin is Germany’s top city for sport and sports fans. High-class events attract sports enthusiasts and spectators from around the world.
Berlin hosts around 40 major sporting events every year, many of which have become legendary: the BMW Berlin-Marathon is one of the top running events worldwide.
Berlin also regularly hosts major international sporting events, such as the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships, 2014 LEN European Swimming Championships and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final.
Hardly any other major city in the world offers so much high class year-round sport: for example, six professional clubs playing in five disciplines make Berlin the German capital for sport.
Whether it’s the Olympic Stadium, O2 World, Straße des17. Juni or the former Tempelhof Airport, Berlin offers the right location for every sporting event.