The Creation of the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC): the diversity of Ethiopian cultures digitalisation

Office of Government Communication Affairs
Key objectives of the measure:

In 2015 the EBC authority was established to regulate all broadcasting in the country (radio and television) and to promote the culture and history of the nations, nationalities and people of Ethiopia. EBC was formed to utilise new technologies to reach further regions to broadcast in different languages and become a primary source of information. Symmetrically its intention is to assist  the overall development efforts  of  Ethiopia.

To attract advertisements to supplement government grants for sustainability and to increase its competitiveness with satellite TV.  

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The national television station, ETV and the state owned radio stations merged to form EBC in 2015. Some of the regions have their own television and radio stations.

For the last 4 years, the analogical recording material has been replaced by digital one. The creation of the EBC platform implement the digitalisation of broadcasting techniques.

To showcase and promot the diversity of Ethiopian cultural expressions through their own languages, local and international languages are served as mediums.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

It enhances the capacity of the broadcaster in terms of both human power and using digital technology,

It will reach the entire country which ensures transparency and sharing of information.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

 EBC Budget

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts