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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

Media wishing to use footage from the Eurovision Song Contest in news programmes, documentaries or otherwise should click here to find the broadcasting rights guidelines, terms of use and contact details.

To clear the rights for footage of previous Eurovision Song Contests between 2004 and 2019 please contact Gert Kark.

For requests from before 2004 please contact the Host Broadcaster for that year as the EBU does not hold the rights.

As news access and rights regarding the live shows, press conferences and side events are published, they will be available on the press page.

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 in broadcasting the event are kindly requested to contact the EBU's official marketing agency, Highlight Event AG.

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