Three countries have confirmed they will not broadcast the BBC's Eurovision celebration.
Three countries have confirmed they will not broadcast the BBC’s Eurovision celebration.

Three countries have already announced their intention not to show the BBC’s celebration of 60 years of Eurovision, with a further broadcaster still very much undecided on whether it will show the special programme.

Netherlands’ AVROTROS, Luxembourg’s RTL and Ukraine’s NTU will not show the programme, being hosted on March 31st in London, United Kingdom. The latter two may not be surprising as non-participants in 2015 but the Netherlands may come as a dissapointment to many considering the country’s recent successes in the contest.

Furthermore, Germany’s NDR are still undecided on their intentions with broadcasting the program. Early reports had suggested that Berlin would host the EBU’s grand celebration before the BBC was confirmed as the host broadcaster.

As for those who will be showing the concert; Austria’s ORF will broadcast on 22nd May and Belgium’s VRT and Sweden’s SVT will both show the celebrations on 4th April.

Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and of course the United Kingdom will broadcast also, but none have so far confirmed a date.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday for the concert and the BBC continues to announce acts throughout this week. The latest batch of artists released today includes three Eurovision winners.

Who do you want to see performing at the Eventim Apollo on March 31st? Let us know your thoughts below or join the discussion on our forum!

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  1. Badou

    February 4, 2015 at 18:08

    I don’t like the concept. The 50th year celebration was way more organized.

    The short notice also seems kinda silly. I guess the BBC doesn’t learn from it’s mistakes.

  2. James Marshall

    February 4, 2015 at 17:37

    Shocked Germany won’t broadcast considering they wanted to host it.

    • Sean Tarbuck

      February 4, 2015 at 17:48

      They haven’t confirmed or denied whether they will broadcast, they’re just simply on the fence right now. But yes, Germany are enthusiastic about Eurovision now so it’s surprising to see them deliberating.

      I’m curious to see whether Italy’s RAI will broadcast too.

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