COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The Danish parties in parliament agree to support the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with 29.8 million Danish Kroner, around 4 million Euros. That is a result of a media agreement with 60 million Danish Kroner from excess license fees which is paid by the Danish media consumers.
Minister for Culture in Denmark Marianne Jelved is glad that the Danish parliament could agree on giving DR an economic boost for the Eurovision Song Contest where millions of viewers will be watching on TV and increase the interest for Denmark around the world.
DR has not yet made a full budget but the executive producer Pernille Gaardbo expects that the budget will be around the same as in Malmö. Besides producing the three TV shows there will be put some money in transforming B&W Hallerne to a Eurovision arena.