Tag: EBU

#RUSSIA: EBU issues a statement

#RUSSIA: EBU issues a statement In view of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has issued a statement on Russia’s participating in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin in May. In short, Russia won’t be there. The full statement is here: This is […]

#JESC21: 33,000,000 Watched The Contest!

On Sunday 19th December, the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest attracted 33,000,000 viewers. The show also attracted its highest average viewing share since the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The European Broadcasting Union have published the following facts: 4.5 million unique viewers also watched content around the event, including […]


The European Broadcasting Union’s Executive Board have agreed to suspend BTRC, the Belarusian national broadcaster. A two week period has been given to BTRC for a response. The Executive Board of the European Broadcasting Union, had the following to say: “The EBU has been closely monitoring the suppression […]

#EDITORIAL: Shine a light

#EDITORIAL: Shine a light As usual, the devoted Eurovision fan community will be picking apart what happened on the evening of Eurovision Day. Except, it was no normal Eurovision Day (is there ever?). In place of the usual riotous cavalcade of quality song, we had a pared down […]

Eurovision 2015 Photograph courtesy of EBU

#EBU: ESC Reference Group Changes

The Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, that meets 5-6 times a year, have had three changes made to their line-up. Mr Edoardo Grassi (FT/France), Mr Martin Osterdahl (SVT/Sweden) and Mr Joao Nuno Nogueira (RTP/Portugal) have left the group. The three replacing members are Ms Carla Bugalho (RTP/Portugal), Ms […]