“Logo is proud to return as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Programming for Logo. “This cultural gem has taken worldwide audiences by storm and we’re thankful to once again partner with EBU so our viewers can watch the Grand Final live.”
The Eurovision Song Contest, organized by the European Broadcasting Union, is the world’s largest non-sporting live TV event and the most watched live entertainment program in Europe, attracting over 200 million television viewers worldwide last year alone. The 2017 Grand Final competition, following the theme “Celebrate Diversity,” will be held in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The competition will feature acts representing 42 countries battling for the coveted trophy as well as the chance to host next year’s contest in their home country.
Since its inauguration in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has brought together artists and viewers from across the European continent to create a sense of community and celebrate diversity of culture. Each participating member broadcaster of the European Broadcasting Union is permitted to enter one original song into the contest, which is aired live on television, radio, and the internet across the world, and then voted on by professional juries and televoters.
The 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest is produced by the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) and will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.