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The International Broadcasting Union , often referred as IBU is a union of broadcasters from fifty-nine different countries across Europe, North Africa and the Caucasus Area with its headquarters located in Cologne, Germany. Every country that is member of the IBU, is allowed to take part in the International Music Festival.


MembersEdit

See also: Heads of Delegations

Active membersEdit

Color key
     Council member
Country Broadcasting organization Abbr. HoD
Flag of Albania Albania RTSH Josh
Flag of Algeria Algeria CA
Flag of Andorra Andorra RTVA Dona
Flag of Angola Angola N/A Ari (DE)
Flag of Argentina Argentina Telefe Telefe Tufkai
Flag of Armenia Armenia ARMTV
Flag of Australia1 Australia SBS Robbie
Flag of Austria Austria Österreichischer Rundfunk ORF Tom
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan AzTV N/A
Flag of Belarus Belarus BTRC Boyan
Flag of Belgium Belgium VRT/RTBF Florian
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT N/A
Flag of Brazil Brazil Globo TV GTV Alex Brando
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria BNT Nicky
Flag of Canada Canada Canada Broadcasting Corporation CBC Jens
Flag of China China China Central Television CCTV Euan
Flag of Colombia Colombia RCN Televisión RCN Austria2002
Flag of Croatia Croatia HRT Philip
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation RIK Jeffry
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic ČT Roehldo
Flag of Denmark Denmark DK Dimitris
Flag of Egypt Egypt RTE William
Flag of Estonia Estonia ERR
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands KVF Daniel
Flag of Finland Finland YLE NarJagBlundar
Flag of France France France Télévisions FT Dapturner
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia MRT Antony
Flag of Georgia Georgia GPD
Flag of Ghana Ghana Ghana Broadcasting Corporation GBC Apostolis
Flag of Germany Germany Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR Marco
Flag of Greece Greece ERT Vaios
Flag of Honduras Honduras Televicentro TVC Antoine
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Radio and Television Hong Kong RTHK Adamantios
Flag of Hungary Hungary Duna Television DTV Valentin
Flag of Iceland Iceland RÚV Chrisserie
Flag of Ireland Ireland RTÉ N/A
Flag of Israel Israel IBA Michalek
Flag of Italy Italy RAI Fabbi
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan KZKH Anton
Flag of Japan Japan Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK Anthony
Flag of Kosovo Kosovo RTK Logan
Flag of Latvia Latvia LTV Luiri
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon LBC Francisco
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1FLTV Rytis
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania LRT Jay
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg RTL Rethnas
Flag of Malta Malta PBS Alex (ES)
Flag of Mexico Mexico Televisa Televisa Noobchicken
Flag of Moldova Moldova TRM Scotlandownseuro
Flag of Monaco Monaco TMC Andreas 
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro RTCG Jordie
Flag of Morocco Morocco SNRT Alexx
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands TROS Luca
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Television New Zealand TVNZ Domas
Flag of Norway Norway NRK Alex (BG)
Flag of Philippines Philippines N/A N/A Meowthed
Flag of Poland Poland TVP Mateusz
Flag of Portugal Portugal RTP Niklas
Flag of Romania Romania TVR Liza
Flag of Russia Russia RTR/C1R Dmitry
Flag of San Marino San Marino SMRTV
Flag of Serbia Serbia RTS Vukasin
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia JC1
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia RTVSLO Chicken
Flag of South Africa South Africa South African Broadcasting Company SABC Christian (AT)
Flag of South Korea South Korea KBS Lefteris
Flag of Spain Spain TVE Adrià
Flag of Sweden Sweden SVT Torbjörn
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft SRG SSR Ari (IL)
Flag of Thailand Thailand Max
Flag of Turkey Turkey TRT Dylan
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine NTU George (GR)
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom BBC Julian
Flag of the United States United States American Broadcasting Company ABC Maxim

IBU membership applicationsEdit

Country Broadcasting organization Abbr. HoD
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia N/A N/A N/A
Cameroon Cameroon N/A N/A N/A
Chile Chile N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador N/A N/A N/A
Flag of India India Star Plus Star Plus N/A
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia N/A NET. N/A
Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Nepal Nepal N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Panama Panama N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Singapore Singapore N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Taiwan Taiwan N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Turkmen Owazy TOZ N/A
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan NTRU N/A
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam N/A N/A N/A

CouncilEdit

The IBU Council is a congress of the heads of delegations of different countries of the International Broadcasting Union to discuss each edition's planning, to accept entries of the participating countries and to discuss general rules and standards of the International Music Festival.

Members Edit

This list shows the current and former members of the IBU council. Head members are written in bold.

Permanent members
  • Germany Florian Rahn (July 2013–present)
Former permanent members
  • Bulgaria Hasib Kodeih (February 2014–2015)
  • Spain Adrià Puigdemont (February 2014–2015)
  • Cyprus Dimitris Ioannu (May 2014–2015)
  • United Kingdom Dapturner (February 2014– May 2014)
  • Estonia Rick Saaltud (July 2013– September 2013)
  • Germany Julian Rotstich (December 2015- May 2016)
  • Germany Kevin Fechner (December 2015-2016)
  • Romania Alexandru Foitos (May 2016- June 2016)
  • Lithuania N/A Lithuanian member (May 2016- September 2016)