Bosnian broadcaster BHRT has ruled out any possibility of the country participating in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite the offer from rival network RTRS, which is the public broadcaster in the Serb republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to take over the participation rights, BHRT has declined. Another commercial network also offered to help out financially.
BHRT says it is the only broadcaster that can send a song to Sweden. BHRT says that it will not punish its Eurovision viewers and will air both semi finals and the final of the contest live on BHT1 and BH Radio 1.