Malta are to host the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday November 20.
The country is host the contest for a second time in past three years. The time at which the contest is being broadcast has also changed, for the first time the event will be broadcast on a Sunday afternoon. The change was decided by the Reference Group and EBU member stations who are not competing in the contest. The contest will be held across multiple locations in Valletta.
Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor for Junior Eurovision 2016 told JuniorEurovision.tv:
Many members, including some not taking part, felt that the timeslot was not suited to children and family viewing, so we have tried to bring the competition to a time more fitting for this type of event.
Anton Attard the CEO of PBS added that:
Within PBS we have tried to challenge every aspect of Junior Eurovision, based on our experience of hosting in 2014. We can again promise a high-quality production, together with some new additions to the format, as well as our Maltese hospitality to everyone who joins us in Malta this November.