NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The Cypriot National Broadcaster is shouting out that their board of directors already announced a withdrawal from Eurovision Song Contest 2014. In order for them to participate the board will have to meet and vote again up to November 22nd as we already know.
In the meantime SIGMA TV openly stated that proposed to CyBC to sponsor the national selection and the costs of the delegation as MAD TV did in Greece in 2013. CyBC says that they never got such a proposal officially or unofficially.
In an new development a Cypriot entrepreneur based in the UK offered 120,000 Euros to CyBC to cover the costs of Eurovision 2014 project although he posed some terms. Although there was political use of this offer by the opposition, CyBC once again says there was no such offer official or unofficial.
We understand that political games are taking place in the island but seriously, is CyBC acting as a true national broadcaster? They said no to Eurovision 2014 due to cost and they spend millions of Euros for other international events? Really?