Episode 91

A Brief History of the EBU


August 4th, 2020

49 mins 38 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) turns 70 this year! How did the EBU come into being? We dive into telecommunications history and evolution to find out.

A Brief History of the EBU Summary

  • Topic Intro (1:53)
  • Dueling Telegraphs in 1843 (4:20)
  • What do you know about Napoleon III? (10:29)
  • The Radio Makes Waves (17:18)
  • The International Broadcasting Union and Proto-Eurovision (31:58)
  • Telecommunications Needs Post World War II and the Birth of the EBU (38:50)


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