Starting Monday the 2019 Eurovision Contest will be available for viewers in the US to watch on Netflix. This is big news for the U.S. as audiences did not have a proper broadcast for the 2019 live shows. Even better news is that the 2020 contest will be available after the contest takes place as well.
“This Monday, the Semi-Finals and Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be available to watch on Netflix in the United States. The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will also be available on-demand across the pond after the competition takes place next year.
U.S. viewers will be able to stream the first and second Semi-Finals broadcast on 14 and 16 May, and the Grand Final that was broadcast on 18 May 2019. The upcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands will be available for streaming on-demand too following the event.
“The European Broadcasting Union is thrilled that the world’s biggest entertainment show will now be available on-demand for viewers in the USA, one of the biggest TV markets,” said Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand. “U.S viewers will now get to enjoy all three of this year’s fantastic shows for the first time as well as the entire Contest in 2020. This is perfect timing with plans to launch a US version of the Contest in 2021.”
When ESCPlus met with producers in Tel Aviv regarding the launch of the US version of the contest – we discussed the search for a broadcaster. Could this foreshadow that the American Song Contest will be a Netflix production?
What do you think of the Netflix’s involvement introduction to Eurovision content? Are you looking forward to reliving your 2019 memories alongside Stranger Things or maybe after a binge of Pose or Orange Is The New Black? Let us know in the comments!