The EBU have announced some more major changes to the Junior Eurovision format.
Firstly, the age limit for the contest has been lowered. Previously, children between the ages of 10 and 15 were eligible for participation; however, now this limit has been lowered to ages 9 to 14. Furthermore, the time of the show has also been brought forward, and the contest will now be broadcast from 16:00-18:00 CET. These changes follow the recent announcement that the contest will be held on a Sunday afternoon as opposed to the traditional time slot of a Saturday evening.
The 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Malta on Sunday 20th November 2016.