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News brief: EBU selects new TV committee chair

Picture 1The European Broadcasting Union has named Jean Philip de Tender as chairman of the EBU Television Committee.

De Tender, general manager of Dutch-language channel Eén at Flemish public broadcaster VRT, has assumed the post from outgoing chair Ruurd Bierman of Dutch pubcaster NPO.

The new EBU committee, which will serve until 2015 comprises de Tender, RTE’s Steve Carson, ZDF’s Frank-Dieter Frelling and Riitta Pihlajamaki as vice chairs and Fatima El Moumen, from Morocco’s SNRT, Arne Helsingen from NRK, Federico Llano from RTVE, Ekaterina Orlova from Russia’s RTR, Chantal Bernheim from RTS, Mathilde Michel-Lambert from France Televisions, Gerard Timmer from NPO, Neli Vozelj from Slovenia’s RTVSLO and Doug Withelaw from the BBC.

The appointments were made before last night’s Rose d’Or award ceremony in Brussels.