AUSTRALIA – SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid acknowledges plans for an Asia Pacific Eurovision, originally due to be staged in 2017, have proved challenging.
“It’s probably been my one disappointment. I would have liked to have made more progress on that. It’s just proven too geo-politically difficult.
“We are still talking to a few of the countries but we have put all our energy into this other idea we’re planning to announce soon. It’s more in our control and continent, whereas trying to get 10 Asian countries to agree has proven really difficult.
“We haven’t given up on the idea, but once we get past this next announcement we will go back to working on it.”