It has been ten years since we launched EurovisionFamily.tv. Back then, we had the vision to establish a vibrant community for Eurovision fans and professionals. For fans, EurovisionFamily.tv provided the possibility to connect with friends, post stories and sign up for newsletters. For Eurovision professionals, EurovisionFamily.tv has been the home of both the accreditation and intranet features.
As of 28th February 2018, EurovisionFamily.tv will close in its current form. In this story we tell you exactly what that means for you.
Why is EurovisionFamily.tv closing?
Over the past years, more than 100,000 people signed up to EurovisionFamily.tv, joining a vibrant community of Eurovision fans and professionals.
Over the past years, a lot has changed online. One of the most important reasons to close EurovisionFamily.tv is because new vibrant Eurovision communities have formed on platforms we use every day, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Vkontakte. As these official channels grew in popularity, use of EurovisionFamily.tv steadily declined.
Closing EurovisionFamily.tv also allows our digital team to focus on developing new features on Eurovision.tv and the other event sites.
Will I still receive your newsletters?
If you signed up for newsletters via EurovisionFamily.tv, you will continue to receive them. You can unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of each newsletter. As soon as EurovisionFamily.tv closes on 28th February, we will offer a page where you can manage your newsletter subscriptions.
What happens with my fan blog?
In case you have used EurovisionFamily.tv to blog, we will make available a downloadable export file of all your blog posts. You can then import that file into a new or existing Wordpress blog. Wordpress is the most popular blogging platform in the world, and with an export of your EurovisionFamily.tv blog posts we want to empower you to keep your blog posts available and continue blogging elsewhere.
Where should I apply for accreditation in the future?
We've teamed up with the Eurovision Family's official digital agency to develop a completely new accreditation platform called Accredion. Accreditation for all Eurovision Family events will take place via this new platform from now on.
Accreditation for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon will start on Monday 29 January. More details about accreditation for Lisbon will be made available soon on the press pages.
What's next for EurovisionFamily.tv?
EurovisionFamily.tv is the ideal hub to bring together the best content of all Eurovision Family Events — the Eurovision Song Contest, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Young Dancers, Eurovision Young Musicians and, since last year, Eurovision Choir of the Year. We are currently working on a new hub, to be launched later this year.
Do you have ideas for the future of EurovisionFamily.tv? Let us know in the comments!