Corresponder: KLÉSZ Imre
EBU is planning some new programmes together with its members. The television professionals, who consulted in Budapest and were hosted by Hungarian Broadcaster MTV these days, elected a new leader of EBU. Jean-Paul Phillippot, the president of RTBF (Belgium) got the biggest amount of the votes.
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most popular shows of the European public televisions. Many sport and cultural programmes are made with the common contribution of the EBU members, however, there are new plans too.
Fritz Pleitgen, the president of EBU told in the evening news of MTV (Híradó) that they would start a new coproduction called “Green on air”. It is about the more and more serious effects of global warming.
The new leader of EBU will control this programme and he added: “It is good if the high quality programmes can get to the bigger audience. But these numbers can’t show us our achievement.” The new president thinks that all the public televisions have to keep the cultural variegation.