GENEVA – Back in 2014 the official website of http://www.junioreurovision.tv had an article in which there was a script of a fan site in the page code. The discovery happened by accident as searching Google news there was this site mentioned in the official website without the website mentioned inside the article! We asked the EBU if this was a script to promote the traffic of this specific website.
It was the period when oikotimes.com was banned from the accreditations of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta and http://www.junioreurovision.tv’s editor (also former oikotimes.com editor and later on big hater of the website, who was also questioned by press about his payments and spendings for his work for PBS in the previous years) Luke Fisher was in charge of the website. The specific fan site mentioned in the page code of http://www.junioreurovision.tv was also launching a Twitter war against oikotimes.com, spreading the worst of rumours for our website.
Kindly EBU responded about the entire situation giving a satisfying answer to us: This article was written a year ago by the previous Junior Eurovision.tv team, from 1 July 2016 a new team took over. When the article was written, xxx.com content was pasted in the content management system but was then removed. Only the reference to xxx.com remained in the source code. Following your email, we have now also removed this reference. In no way could xxx.com have benefited from a link in the HTML, non-visible in the browser and relating to one specific article. For the avoidance of doubt, we look forward to continuing to work with all Eurovision sites on the whole family of Eurovision events, and are not seeking to benefit any site in particular.