USA – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today confirms that it will partner with Logo for the second consecutive year as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Eurovision Song Contest, airing the 62nd annual Grand Final live and commercial free on Saturday, 13 May at 3PM ET / 12PM PT.
Stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews will appear as Logo’s commentators for the 2017 Contest. Throughout the three-hour live broadcast, the Logo hosts will offer background on the event and contextualize the competition for American audiences while introducing them to contestants from each of the 42 competing countries. The 2017 Grand Final competition will also be streamed live exclusively for U.S. viewers at http://www.logotv.com/eurovision-song-contest, Logo’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/logoTV and the LogoTV mobile app. The Contest reaches an audience of over 200 million worldwide and past contestants who are well known in the US include ABBA, Celine Dion and Olivia Newton-John.
“Logo is proud to return as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Programming for Logo. “This cultural gem has taken worldwide audiences by storm and we’re thankful to once again partner with EBU so our viewers can watch the Grand Final live.”
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand said: “The EBU is thrilled to be partnering with Logo for the second year running to bring the unique spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest live to US audiences once again. We know that the Contest has a lot of dedicated fans in the United States and we’re excited that, thanks to Logo, even more viewers this year can discover the excitement of the world’s longest running annual TV music competition and “celebrate diversity” with audiences around the world.”
The 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest is produced by the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) and will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.