Pascal Fratellia, the Director of Olympics at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is to leave the organisation after 17 years.

At the EBU, Fratellia has held various roles including Head of Football Rights, Director of Commercial and Director of Olympics.

1. EBU.Pascal Fratellia

Pascal Fratellia to leave EBU

He played a central role in securing several key broadcast rights during his time as Head of Football, including the FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 on behalf of more than 35 EBU members.

More recently he was part of the negotiating team that secured the Olympic Rights for the EBU members from 2026 to 2032.

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Glen Killane, Executive Director of Sport at the EBU, said: “Pascal has been central to some of the most important contract negotiations we have conducted over the past 17 years, he is a highly experienced and professional colleague. On behalf of the team and our Members, we thank him for his great contribution. We wish him every success in the next phase of his career.”

Fratellia said: “Working for the EBU and on behalf of our Members has been an enormous privilege, I thank the Members and the team for the great collaboration we have enjoyed over the years.”

The EBU is the alliance of public service media with members from 56 countries and an additional 31 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Its members operate nearly 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services.

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