The Times of Malta have confirmed today that discussions over Malta host Junior Eurovision 2014 have begun. The CEO of PBS in Malta told the Times of Malta that:
We’re discussing it and looking at the logistics of organising and the decision will be taken in the coming weeks, but there is lots of will from Malta’s side to do it,
Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest the winner of Junior Eurovision does not automatically host it however in recent years this has become more common, with Armenia hosting in 2011 after their 2010 win and Ukraine hosting in 2013 after their 2012 win.
Anton Attard went on to say that Kiev’s show was “a very high standard” and a Maltese contest would require “a lot of resources” but that it was “doable”. The venue in Kiev had a seating capacity of 3,000, a similar sized venue in Malta he feels would not be an issue.
The cost of hosting the contest will not be revealed until Malta are confirmed as the hosts of the 2014 contest, however this looks likely to be agreed in the next few weeks.
Source: Times of Malta