MAD TV PROPOSED PRODUCTION TO ERT
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
There is an information spread in various blogs that MAD TV, the top music TV station in Greece, proposed to ERT to take over the production of the national final for 2013 and therefore sponsor the event.
MAD TV is known for its great productions for years now especially with MAD Video Music Awards and MADWALK which oikotimes.com covers extensively every year. The offer is still under discussion with ERT and might be finalized the next days by ERT board.
The idea is not something new as Lena, the winner of the 2010 Eurovision, was chosen after a collaboration of this kind. After all this format ensures budget costs will not burden the national broadcaster. We must keep in mind that the National Selection will be aired by ERT, according to the rules.