Killane quits Eir for new sport role at EBU
Glen Killane, the Irish television sports executive, has joined the European Broadcasting Union, the umbrella body of mainly public-service broadcasters, in the new role of deputy director of sport.
Killane is well-known to the EBU and its members, having served as vice-chairman of the EBU's sport committee and president of its TV committee.
He will report to director of sport Stefan Kuerten, and will lead the implementation of the EBU’s new sport strategy.
Killane was previously managing director of Eir TV and Eir Sport, the Irish pay-television broadcaster formerly known as Setanta Sports.
He joined Eir two years ago from RTE, the Irish public-service broadcaster, where he held roles including head of sport and then managing director of television.
Killane said: “I’m very proud to be joining EBU Sport at such an exciting time. The World Cup in Russia is the most recent example of how public service media and sport are intertwined, delivering huge audiences free-to-air and a shared viewer experience that unites the nation. The EBU plays a critical role in sustaining this so I am really excited to be part of its future.”
Kuerten added: “His wealth of experience in delivering innovative and positive change and building relationships with stakeholders across Europe, make him the ideal person to help build on our excellent reputation and drive us into the future, with our new strategy and new way of working.”