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BBC Eurovision Song Contest, horse racing on cruise liners

BBC Studio’s coverage of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, as well as some of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar, are coming to global cruise liners via the BBC’s maritime channel, BBC HD. The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will broadcast live on close to 180 global cruise ships including Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard, […]

May 1, 2024

Lee stepping down at BBC Studios

Ralph Lee, BBC Studios Productions’ CEO, has announced that he will be leaving the BBC’s commercial arm in April after almost six years with the business to pursue a new challenge outside the organisation. Since being appointed Director of Content in 2018, Lee has guided BBC Studios Productions to 111 awards and 400 nominations in […]

February 8, 2024

BBC reveals titles to be put out to competitive tender

The BBC has announced that key brands Blue Peter, Cardiff Singer of the World, Eurovision Song Contest and Sports Personality of the Year will be put out to competitive tender. The BBC will retain all rights for the shows and they will continue to be shown on the BBC, but the tendering process will decide […]

January 25, 2024

Malmö to host Eurovision 2024

The southern Swedish city of Malmö has been selected by Host Broadcaster SVT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May 2024. Swedish broadcaster SVT, together with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), will organise the Contest thanks to Loreen’s historic win in Liverpool in 2023. Malmö was chosen […]

July 10, 2023

BBC Studios takes Eurovision to open waters

For the first time since the Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956, BBC Studios will broadcast the BBC’s coverage of The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final live on global cruise liners. On May 13th, BST, 37 cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard, P&O UK, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn and Viking will make the live show available […]

May 11, 2023

Survey: UK Gen Z keen on enhanced Eurovision experience

Teenagers and those in their early twenties are leading the way when it comes to excitement about the coming weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest and are keen to further enhance their Eurovision experience by using technology, according to research by communications and media software and services Amdocs. The survey of 1,000 UK consumers found that Generation […]

May 10, 2023

Eurovision tickets sell out in 30 mins

Tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest being held in Liverpool this May sold out in just over half an hour. There will be six public dress rehearsals, as well as two live televised semi-finals and the final. Standard ticket prices ranged from £30 (€34) to £380. This will be the first time the UK has […]

March 7, 2023

Public Image Ltd compete to enter Eurovision Song Contest

Public Image Ltd (PiL) are confirmed to take part in the competition to represent Ireland at the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest with the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared called Hawaii, which is now available for streaming and download. The song is a love letter to […]

January 9, 2023

Drama, events drive record iPlayer numbers

The final series of Peaky Blinders, The Split, and Killing Eve, live events including Glastonbury, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the Eurovision Song Contest, and new drama Sherwood helped bring record numbers of viewers to BBC iPlayer in the second quarter of 2022. The latest BBC iPlayer data shows: Programmes were streamed over 1.6 billion […]

August 16, 2022

BBC reveals shortlist to host 2023 Eurovision

The BBC confirmed the outcome of the first stage of the Host City bidding process for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the UK in 2023. The BBC had expressions of interest from 20 cities, across all four Nations of the UK. All applicants demonstrated how they would reflect Ukrainian culture, music […]

August 12, 2022