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Broadcasting rights

The Eurovision Song Contest is a co-production between the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and its Member Broadcasters. all public service broadcasters in their respective countries. Every year, some 200 million people watch the Eurovision Song Contest in whole or in part.

The two Semi-Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest can be watched live:
  • on a main terrestrial channel in all of the participating countries.Each country can only vote in one of the two Semi-Finals, so participating broadcasters may choose not to broadcast the Semi-Final they are not voting in;
  • worldwide via the live stream on the official YouTube channel of the contest, unless legal restrictions apply.

Footage requests

Are you looking for footage of previous Eurovision Song Contests, or wish to use footage from the live shows in news programmes, documentaries or otherwise? Please download our guidelines.
For questions about news access and rights of the live shows, press conferences and side events, please read the Access rules for material.

Broadcasting rights

EBU Member Broadcasters who wish to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest or broadcast the event are kindly requested to contact the EBU's Messaging & Liaison Centre via [email protected] or +41 22 717 2111.
Broadcasters outside the European Broadcasting Area who are interested to broadcast the event are kindly requested to contact the EBU's official marketing agency, Highlight Event AG.