Simon Fell has 35 years experience in senior broadcasting technology roles, having worked for ITV and the former London franchise holder Carlton Television.
He replaces Lieven Vermaele, who in January announced his departure after six years in the post.
EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre said: “We are confident that in Simon we have found a proven leader who can guide EBU Technology & Innovation through the challenges that lie ahead. He brings a broad portfolio of highly relevant experience, and the EBU executive team looks forward to working with him.”
Commenting on his appointment Fell said: “Public service media companies throughout Europe face a changing technological landscape now more than ever. I am looking forward to leading the EBU’s great technology team as we navigate the future and guide the membership towards the right technology choices for digital media production and delivery.”
Fell is the current Chairman of the Technical Council at the Digital Television Group, the industry association for digital television in the UK.