ATHENS, GREECE – We can now officially confirm that the European Broadcasting Union accepts the current interim national broadcaster of Greece, HPRT (Hellenic Public Radio Television) also known as DT, as the Greek national broadcaster eligible to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The tele-conference of NERIT’s President George Prokopakis and ERT Asset Manager with the EBU ended in an agreement and in a few days EBU and DT will reach an official agreement. EBU originally reacted negatively to the invasion of the police at the former ERT premises with EBU’s president Mr Philippot saying that the European Broadcasting Union will not allow DT as active member.
Within the agreement it was decided that DT will not pay for an EBU fee (350,000) for the previous months allowing the interim national broadcaster to find the necessary funds to become an active member of the EBU and also to participate in Eurovision 2014.
Unlike to what is reported Kostas Martakis and Krystalia are highly tipped for the Greek national selection. Rumours about Eleni Foureira and Demy once again are completely untrue. The most likely scenario is that MAD TV will once again produce the national final for Greece and the official details for the national selection, date and participants are really close to be revealed!
Stay tuned… news are coming in!