In exactly five months to the day, the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will occur, and in a meeting of the steering group, yesterday, it was announced that they are very happy with the progress PBS (National Broadcaster of Malta) have made, and everything is ahead of schedule. In this meeting PBS gave examples of a number of elements of the contest, such as postcards, stage, and arena. The national broadcaster have announced that they intend to bring the contest to the whole of the Maltese population, but just people able to get a ticket to the event.

The EBU had put to PBS that they wanted to ‘mature’ the contest, and aiming to a target audience of 13 to 15 year olds. After a presentation put to the steering group it was announced by Tine Matulessy (Steering Group Member from SVT, Sweden) that “PBS are well ahead of time, and the whole idea of the show is exactly what we wanted”

The 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is a chance for Malta to show off their potential and ability to host an event of such magnitude, for the first time and Vladislav Yakovlev the Executive Supervisor stated that “I think that everyone was highly impressed with PBS’ plans for Junior Eurovision 2014. They’re ambitious, modern, and both the delegations and viewers are in for something very special here in November”.

The next steering group meeting will occur over the next few weeks. We will bring you more information on the concept for the ideas put to the steering group as and when they are available, this is expected in the coming days.

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