Negotiations are underway for season 2 of the American Song Contest, according Christer Bjorkman in a profile published by Swedish newspaper Afltonbladet.
In the profile, Bjorkman stated, “We are still negotiating and it is, as always, about money.” Bjorkman produced the first season of the American Song Contest, and his company Voxovation holds the rights to the franchise along with American broadcaster NBC.
Voxovation, a Los Angeles-based company, is focused on expanding the Eurovision Song Contest brand into other markets. Negotiations are also underway for iterations of the contest in Latin America and Canada. Both productions are expected to air in 2023.
While no other public information is available regarding the negotiations between Voxovation and NBC, public records indicate that Voxovation submitted a trademark application for the American Song Contest in June of 2022.
NBC has not released a statement regarding either the American Songs Contest, or their plans to broadcast the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. In May of 2021, just a week before the semi finals, NBC and the EBU announced that the network would air both the 2021 and 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
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