Amazing, stop the presses kind of news for Americans interested in Eurovision! For the first time ever, American fans can watch Eurovision Song Contest LIVE on television in the United States. No European satellite or cable channels, no playing your internet feed through a smart TV, no gimmicks required beyond a cable or satellite TV subscription.
Viacom announced today that LOGO network will air the complete Eurovision Song Contest as it takes place in Europe, Saturday, May 14th at 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific. Check to make sure that your tv provider airs the East Coast feed of logo with no three hour Pacific delay (in which case the show will air at 3pm Pacific also). But just turn on your TV, tune in LOGO network and watch all the festivities and look for me in the front standing section by the stage (I usually find a place on the left side facing the stage).
Here’s the NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/arts/music/eurovision-grand-final-will-air-on-logo-in-us.html?_r=0
This is a delayed case of my manifesting an American broadcast. Years ago I started putting the thought out there to a LOGO producer at my gym that his network would be the perfect demographic to reach Eurovision fans in the US. His response indicated that he didn’t take the Contest seriously, and he sort of laughed it off. But somewhere along the line the idea sunk in and here we are. Maybe it was President Obama mentioning ESC a few weeks ago as a unifying cultural event in Europe…
Watch and ENJOY!