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RTP loses 4 Million Euros From Hosting Eurovision

As reported by ESC Portugal, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP spent 20 million Euros on the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Unfortunately that is more than they received back in revenue, which runs at 16 million Euros, therefore ending up with a loss of four million euros. Unrelated to Eurovision, the broadcaster also reportedly lost a significant amount of money during the World …

Israeli government against additional funding for Eurovision, Hosting could be relinquished

As we previously reported, the Israeli broadcaster has been struggling to come up with the 12 Million Euros security deposit to guarantee hosting responsibilities for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Gil Omer, chairman of the board of the broadcasting corporation, contacted the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and threatened to give up the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel to …

Czech Republic: Country “not ready to host Eurovision”

[AdSense-B] The Czech Republic are allegedly not ready to host the Eurovision Song Contest should Martina Bárta win the competition, according to the singer. In an interview with press, Bárta said that a Czech television executive from the national broadcaster Česká televize told her to “do well, but not too well”. Bárta herself has rejected these claims; “We are ready, …

Jon Ola Sand admits Kyiv is his “most difficult Eurovision”

[AdSense-B] Jon Ola Sand, the Norwegian TV executive who has been executive producer of Eurovision since the 2011 contest, has admitted that Kyiv’s hosting of the contest has been difficult and the “most challenging Eurovision yet”. Sand has confirmed that EBU officials have had to be a lot more hands on with the competition this year, as Ukrainian TV officials …

Eurovision 2017 press centre unveiled

[AdSense-B​] The press centre, the beating heart of the Eurovision Song Contest year on year, and the room in which over 1500 accredited journalists and fan press will squeeze into for two weeks, has finally been revealed by the EBU and UA:PBC, with more details on the layout also published. The centre, also based in eastern Kiev’s International Exhibition Centre …

Eurovision Village: All you need to know

[AdSense-B] While a lot of the action from the Eurovision Song Contest will be centred around the International Exhibition Centre, the press centre and everything the contestants can throw at us in the arena, there’s no doubting that for the average superfan of the contest, the transformation of the host city into a booming Eurovision metropolis is everything. The Eurovision …

Ukraine: Wholesale changes in the Eurovision team

[AdSense-B] There was a bit of drama to spice up our collective Mondays today as a batch of Ukrainian television officials resigned or left their posts at the newly created public broadcaster, UA:PBC. Executive producers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Victoria Romanova and Oleksandr Kharebin have resigned from their roles in organising the next edition of the competition, alongside …

Eurovision 2017: What do we know?

Now that we’ve all had a week to let the dust and glitter settle on an incredible contest in Stockholm (how’s the PED?), our thoughts can turn to next year’s event. Ukraine were victorious in Sweden and as a result we head east in 2017 for the first time in five years. But just what can we expect from next …

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