NERIT CONFIRMS GREEK PARTICIPATION
ATHENS, GREECE – Despite the publications that Eurovision 2014 might be assigned to a commercial broadcaster in order for the country to participate in Copenhagen’s edition, the new CEO of NERIT seems to have make things more clear.
In a few days the new Greek national broadcaster becomes an active member of the European Broadcaster Union re affirming the collaboration of Greece with EBU. Since September the interim national broadcaster (HPRT) is affiliated with EBU under special memorandum and soon the new national broadcaster will be eligible to become EBU’s active member.
Eurovision Song Contest along with other projects like the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi will be aired through NERIT. Greece confirms participation to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with a national final most likely once again outsourced to MAD Television, since the collaboration in 2013 was succesful in terms of organization, publicity, TV ratings and of course result in the Eurovision scoreboard.
NERIT’s CEO, George Prokopakis seems to have stated that Eurovision Song Contest participation is also aiming to promote Greece besides just performing on stage.
Let us remind you that Greek participation in 2014 would be anyway a historic moment as it will be the 40th anniversary of Greece in the contest. Greece entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with Marinella and the song “Ligo Krasi, Ligo Thalassa” (A bit of wine, a bit of sea)