We reported yesterday how Spanish tv Broadcaster TVE was potentially not broadcasting the full 3 tv shows at this year’s Eurovision due to other commitments – well now it looks like the Eurovision Final itself may be in jeopardy of not being broadcast on the main television stations as it clashes with The football final of “Copa Del Rey” which takes place on May 18th also.
Yes TVE now finds itself in the predicament that the massively popular “Copa Del Rey” final will be on at the same day and time as Eurovision. Based on viewing figures in Spain, the football final will have a bigger audience – they are World and European Champions at present. So what happens now?
Well from my understanding from Spanish media is that the football will be broadcast on TVE 1 – the main channel. Therefore Eurovision will be sent to one of TVE’s smaller sister channels. It was suggested that TVE might pay another of the bigger National Broadcasters to carry the Eurovision transmission – but this could cost several million Euro so that option seems to have been removed.
So Eurovision 2013 in Spain looks like it will be on one of TVE’s smaller stations and up against the institution of the “Copa Del Rey” – so the viewing figures for the Eurovision in Spain may be reduced this year. Shame.
Author/Website founder and Editor in Chief – Garrett Mulhall
Source : Rafa Pop
Categories: Eurovision National Finals 2013