Thomas Schreiber who has overseen Germany’s Eurovision participation since 2008 is set to leave NDR during the coming year.
The Head of Entertainment at NDR, Thomas Schreiber is set to leave the broadcaster within the next year. Mr Schreiber is set to leave NDR for a role within ARD having been the Head of Entertainment at NDR since 2007.
Since 2008 Mr Schreiber has had an active role in Germany’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. He has been personally involved with the contest and numerous different selection formats during his tenure at NDR.
Under Mr Schreiber’s role as Head of Entertainment Germany won the contest for only the second time in 2010, but has also finished last in 2015 and 2016. It is not yet known who will take over his role at NDR.
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Germany was one of seven countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The country has taken part in every contest since then, apart from in 1996 when they failed to make it through the qualifying round. To date Germany has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1982 when Nicole sang “Ein Bisschen Frieden” in Harrogate, which later became a global hit. Germany didn’t win again until 2010, when Lena sang “Satellite” in Oslo. She received 9 sets of 12 points, scoring 236 points overall.