sources: eurovoix.com | vaterland.li1FLTV the only television broadcast in Liechtenstein, states that they are planning to debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.
In a press release this week, 1FLTV confirmed that preparations are underway for Liechtenstein to make their Eurovision debut in 2019. Peter Kölbel the Head of 1FLTV stated that discussions are underway with the European Broadcasting Union about gaining membership, which would enable the broadcaster to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest.
1FLTV has set the target of debuting in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 as it would mark 300 years since the formation of the country. In 1719 the Holy Roman Emporer decreed that the counties of Vaduz and Schellenberg be promoted to a principality with the name Liechtenstein, paving the way for the country in its current form today.
Mr Kölbel said that he expected fees for membership to total around 350,000 Swiss Francs (300,000 Euro). Funding for EBU membership would come from Liechtenstein marketing, foundations and the public sector. Negotiations with organisations within the country are set to start next week.
Plans are also underway for a national selection process which would begin in 2018 to select both the singer and the song for the competition in 2019. The contest which for now has been named the “Liechtenstein Music Contest” would be organised by 1FLTV.
Local media however are skeptical as to whether 1FLTV will be able to join the EBU and participate in the contest. Vaterland, one of Liechtenstein’s leading publications raises question marks about whether it is affordable or even realistic.
Liechtenstein alongside the Vatican and Kosovo remain the only international recognised states within Europe to have not taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1FLTV was formed in 2008, Eurovision has been a long-term aim for the broadcaster. In 2009 the broadcaster announced it was working towards a debut in 2010, but was unable to secure funding for EBU membership.
Liechtenstein seems to want to put its name "out there" to celebrate its 300th anniversary.heppolo wrote:^But why
source:eurovoixChannel 31 in Kazakhstan has revealed to Eurofestivales, that they have ambitions to participate in both Eurovision and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Private broadcaster, Channel 31 which has sent a delegation to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has revealed greater ambitions for the Eurovision family of events. Sergey Konstantinov at Channel 31 revealed that;
"We want to debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 and the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. We will also broadcast both the contests between 2017-2019."
Mr Konstantinov confirmed that Channel 31 is in discussions with the European Broadcasting Union to join as a full member. The reveal of Channel 31’s ambitions come at the same time that Khabar Agency has been broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest live for over five years.
Eurofestivales also asked whether the broadcaster has wider ambitions to take part in other Eurovision Family Events such as Young Dancers or Young Musicians, to which Mr Konstantinov stated they are not interested currently.
omgMainshow wrote:Brilliant and sensational news!
Kazakhstan: Channel 31 States Agreement Reached to Debut in Eurovision 2019
KAZAKHSTAN just confirmed that they will debut 2019. According to Channel 31, they have met the EBU and agreed on the country's debut in Junior Eurovision 2018 & Eurovision 2019!
https://eurovoix.com/2017/12/22/kazakhs ... sion-2019/