Who we are

Our vision

To be the first-choice broadcast services provider for event owners, media organizations and sport federations. 

Our purpose

Great events can redefine and transform a sport in the eyes of the world. They can change lives, societies and economies. They live in our collective memory.

But great events don’t happen by accident. There are so many elements that all have to come together to turn an event into an incredible ‘experience’.

For event organisers the stakes have never been higher and the need to maximize content value has never been greater. That’s where Eurovision Services is invaluable.

Our story

We offer a proven, adaptable end-to-end solution. We bring proven expertise, experience and resources. We help produce, distribute, personalize and optimise content. We have a service portfolio with the agility and ability to enhance and adapt content to the needs of all digital platforms. Then we seamlessly distribute it, to the right audiences at the right time, in the right format.

That’s a powerful combination. But what really sets us apart is we see the bigger picture. We understand all the needs of organisers and the challenges they face. That’s why we guarantee to maximise their content value while leaving them free to focus on every other aspect of running the most successful event possible.

We are Eurovision Services. We deliver excellence in everything we do, to leave others free to focus on what really matters – creating truly amazing experiences.


First major international broadcast

The Coronation of Elizabeth II was the first event to be broadcast live internationally. People crowded in front of the few available television sets to see the magic happen. 


First Eurovision transmission

The first Eurovision transmission included live coverage of the Montreux Narcissus Festival in Switzerland. The transmission of the event was relayed simultaneously in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. 


First Eurovision Song Contest

The first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland. Seven countries participated in this historic event and a total of 10 national broadcasters transmitted the show live to audiences at home. Few people know that the contest was designed to show off the Eurovision Network. 


Satellite TV is born

The first transmission between North America and Europe using the Telstar satellite, a spherical satellite about the size of a large beach ball. There was only a 20 minute transmission window during each 2.5 hour transmission window due to the fact that the Telstar could only broadcast signals when it was visible to ground stations on both sides of the Atlantic.


Eurovision Song Contest broadcast via satellite

The 30th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Gothenburg, Sweden and was the first time that the event was broadcast via satellite over the Eurovision Global Network. The Norwegian duo the Bobbysocks! were the winners with 'La det swinge'. 


Eurovision Song Contest goes multimedia

For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast live on the Internet. All fans in Asia can now be reached via permanent facilities from Eurovision Media Services and a commercial CD featuring all 25 songs comes out. The Olsen Brothers from Denmark are the winners with 'On the Wings of Love'.


Launch of Eurovision FiNE

In 2003, Eurovision FiNE (our global fibre network) is launched to complement our Eurovision Global Satellite Network. The original Eurovision fibre network connected London, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt. Today, this Eurovision FiNE now reaches more than 250 points of presence and is dedicated to meeting the needs of media organisations around the world. 


Eurovision Sports Live App

Eurovision launches a game-changing app to bring sports fans must-see live action, replays and highlights from the world's top sporting events. Users can sort clips by channel, watch and share comments via social media and more! 


First 4K transmission of FIFA World Cup

Eurovision mounted its largest ever broadcast services operation to date at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.™ For the first time, 3 games, including the final, were broadcast in 4K resolution (ultra-high resolution) using the Eurovision Global Network. Content was carried via the fibre and satellite network from the various venues to the rightsholders and over 30 return feeds. 


Extension of satellite capacity

Eurovision announces the permanent extension of its Eurovision Global Network over the African continent. This development completes the global reach of the Eurovision satellite and fibre network which is already fully implemented over Europe, Asia and the Americas. 


Launch of new IP-based service

Eurovision launches a new IP-based service called 'Eurovision FLEX' to enable media organisations to go live from where the news is happening. This innovative solution is cost-effective and allows media organisations to manage their transmissions wherever they are in the world. 


Launch of new streaming services

For the first time, Eurovision offered access to all live isolated production feeds for the 2016 European Athletics Championships through a multi-feed streaming platform accessible online (www.eurovisionsport.tv). Sports fans were able to experience the action on TV, radio and online.


Launch of new remote graphics service

Eurovision Media Services launches new remote graphics service to allow clients to adapt their graphical overlays for different locations by transmitting one signal feed across multiple geographical zones and inserting personalized graphics at the destination. Successful tests of the new solution were carried out during the 2018 FIS Ski World Cup in Crans-Montana, Swtizerland. 


Launch of new VOD platform for upcoming European Championships

Eurovision Media Services launches an exciting new video platform to allow broadcast partners and rightsholders to download and share broadcast quality video content related to the inaugural 2018 European Championships. As the Host Broadcaster for this event, EMS will use this platform to centralise and distribute content during the event. 


Launch of new encryption system

In collaboration with NovelSat, Eurovision Media Services develops a new encryption system called HMCrypt. Using Hypermux content distribution platforms, HMCrypt provides the utmost security when delivering content to rightsholders worldwide. It's digital rights management technology allows clients to authorise or reject reception sites in minutes. 


EBU announces new subsidiary for business services

The European Broadcasting Union announces its decision to transfer its business services to a new subsidiary, Eurovision Services SA, on 1 January 2019. The new subsidiary will be fully owned by the EBU and based in Geneva, Switzerland.


New service portfolio

Eurovision Media Services launches an exciting new portfolio of services at Sportel Monaco. The new service portfolio from EMS will build on its experience and include new services – such as those related to personalisation and regionalisation – that will help clients adapt and enhance their content to further reach online audiences.


The launch of a new subsidiary

Eurovision Services S.A. – formerly known as Eurovision Media Services, the EBU's business arm – officially became a fully owned EBU subsidiary on 01 January 2019.


Acquisition by Dubag Group

Munich-based private equity firm Dubag Group acquires Eurovision Services.