NOVA TV INTERESTED TO TAKE OVER FROM RTS
BELGRADE, SERBIA – A new commercial television network, which will begin broadcasting in Serbia tonight, called Nova TV, has offered to air and send Serbia’s representative to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest after public broadcaster RTS pulled out citing financial reasons.
“It wouldn’t be the first time a commercial television network participated in a country’s Eurovision entry. Eurovision is one of the biggest competitions in the world, watched by millions of people, and it would be sad to Serbia miss an opportunity to send a representative”, Nova said, adding it is willing to organise Serbia’s national selection and air the event.
According to previous reports, the EBU has given RTS until mid-January to make a final decision on whether it wants to pull out of the contest.