Broadcasting Europe

Explore Europe's audiovisual heritage


A woman with curly hair waving the pride flag while walking down the street in a crowd of people.
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LGBTQ+ rights in Spain

Opening the future to the dreams of the past

five Olympic rings in metal
Politics and the Olympics Games

Controversy and conflict in Olympic history
LGBTQ+ memories and hopes in Spain

Spain is a pioneering country in the recognition of the rights of the LBGTQ+ community
Migration around Europe

The stories of refugees and immigrants throughout Europe as seen by RTVE’s cameras

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Busy as a bee

How Slovenia helped to create World Bee Day
Migration to and from Greece

From the early 20th century until today

a black and white photograph of a weary-looking Aldo Moro in a suit and tie staring straight into the lens, in front of a backdrop of Italian town façades.
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The kidnapping of Aldo Moro

A seminal event in Italian political history

Slovenian tourism in the 1980s

How Slovenia’s tourist gems promoted sustainable tourism and local cuisine in the 1980s
Liberation Day across Europe

How Europeans commemorate and celebrate liberation from from fascism and Nazism

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Not just a pretty face

Women on Greek public television from the late 1960s to today

cropped black and white photograph of Raffaella Carra
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Raffaella Carrà

Beloved Italian entertainment icon: a singer, dancer, actor and television star
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How we watch TV

From collective experience to solo binge

Domenico Modugno in a shot from the early 1960s. Winner of three editions of the Sanremo Festival, including the one of 1958 with the famous song “Nel blu dipinto di blu”. Photo Archivio Luce - Cinecittà. All rights reserved.
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February begins, Italy sings

72 years of the Sanremo Music Festival

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Radio on TV

Selected broadcast reports from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

colour photograph of an airplace spreading water over land
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Broadcasting disasters

How the media has reported on historical wildfires across Europe

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Tiny but mighty

Watching the evolution of Dutch agriculture on TV

Silhoutte figures standing on a red mound joined by intermittent orange and yellow lines representing an advertisement for 'Living with AIDS' by the Zentrum for AIDS-Arbeit [Centre for AIDS work] in Augsburg. Colour lithograph by Juliane Stiegele. - Wellcome Collection, United Kingdom - CC BY-NC.
Honouring World AIDS Day

TV testimonies shedding a spotlight on discrimination and stigma

Newsreports about vaccines

Newsreels and TV news documenting how science has fought pandemics with vaccination
Season's Greetings from the Leaders

Clips of political messages from audiovisual archives

Eurovision Song Contest

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Behind the Scenes at Eurovision

For most of us, the Eurovision Song Contest is a show we tune into once a year. But the Contest is much more than that.

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Heroes of their time

5 firsts in Eurovision Song Contest history

Take a virtual tour of Spijkennise

Explore the home town of 2019 Eurovision Song Contest winner Duncan Laurence

Performers from the Eurovision Song Contest

Singers and musicians from the 65 years of the Eurovision Song Contest, as found in the collections of Europe's museums, galleries, libraries and archives