TVP and the European Broadcasting Union have met for the first time today to discuss the hosting of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Jean Philip De Tender and Gert Kark of the EBU traveled to Warsaw today to meet with the Polish national broadcaster. The two met with the President of the Polish broadcaster, Jacek Kurski, who outlined what he hopes to achieve from hosting Junior Eurovision 2019;
I have great satisfaction that Telewizja Polska was entrusted with the honorable task of organizing a great world media event, namely the Eurovision Junior
Together with representatives of the European Broadcasting Union, we decided that this year’s Junior Eurovision will not only be a great TV show, but also a “kids friendly” event, so focused on the young viewer and created for them
Jean Philip De Tender, Director of Media at EBU added;
The organization of the Eurovision Junior competition has been entrusted to excellent hosts, and the experienced dynamic team of TVP will surely cope with this difficult task.
The first meeting today paved the way for the tasks that TVP must carry out to successful host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. TVP is again aiming to have around twenty countries participate in the contest this year.
TVP will meet with the Steering Group for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on February 6. The Steering Group is formed of;
- Ekaterina Orlova, RTR (Russia)
- Olga Salamakha, BTRC (Belarus)
- Nicola Caligiore, RAI (Italy)
- Anja Zegwaard, AVROTROS (Netherlands)
- Charles Dalli, PBS (Malta)
- Gordon Bonello, PBS (Malta)
- Natia Mshvenieradze (GPB)
- Steven Clerima, France TV (France)
- Davit Tserunyan, AMPTV (Armenia)
- Jon Ola Sand (EBU)
During the next meeting with TVP a decision will be made regarding the slogan of the competition in 2019 and other details regarding the final shape of the event.