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2015: Greece definitely joins

Good news from Greece: The broadcaster NERIT has officially been accepted as active member of the European Broadcasting Union and is therefore eligible to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. As previously reported, the participation of Greece was dependent on whether their new broadcaster would be accepted by the General Assembly as an active member of the EBU. In …

EBU: 38-40 participants in Vienna

Today the EBU announced a preliminary list of participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. It has been specified that 38 broadcasters confirmed their participation in Vienna whereas one TV station (presumably the Albanian one) still hasn’t made a final decision. Greece, on the other hand, might still struggle with the EBU rules. If both Albania and Greece confirm, we’ll have …

The EBU’s Insufficient Response to the Georgian Jury Vote

The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board, its readers, or any other person, entity, or organization. My view with Eurovision has always been “the more, the merrier,” and I’m happy that more countries are confirming their participation for 2015. But, …

New Eurovision logo!

Today the EBU announced a surprising piece of news: After 10 years, the Eurovision Song Contest logo has received a makeover! Back in 2004, the generic logotype was introduced. Since then it has been altered for official purposes as well as by fans all over Europe. Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the contest, made an official statement regarding …

2015: Countries can withdraw late without penalty, deadline set

Surprising news from the EBU headquarters – it appears that according to 12points.gr broadcasters have been notified of the deadline for confirming their participation in 2015, and that for the first time should a broadcaster wish to withdraw after these deadlines then no penalty will be imposed on the broadcaster. The EBU has set the deadlines to confirm participation for …

LIVE COVERAGE: Day 5 rehearsals

ESC United is live at the Eurovision 2014 Press Centre, where we will give you updates throughout the day’s rehearsals. Come back regularly and refresh for updates. We’ll be documenting today’s events right as they happen, as well as our personal impression. Yesterday was May 1st and no rehearsals or press conferences were held. We are now entering the next phase …

EBU’s Response to Cheating Allegations: Is it Enough?

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. The EBU recently discussed the issue of cheating and as one of our writers has already reported, there was a lot of buzz around the internet about it.  The EBU said it thoroughly investigated the allegations but couldn’t …

EBU Cheating Prevention – The Internet reacts

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. A couple of days ago the European Broadcasting Union announced that they would tighten measures to ensure voting integrity. I am not going to repeat everything that has been said so feel free to read more HERE as well …

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