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Bosnian participation in danger!

Bosnian participation in danger!
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  • On November 2, 2014

BHRT, the Bosnian national broadcaster, has announced on their website that Bosnia & Herzegovina’s participation at Eurovision 2015 is still uncertain.

Due the financial difficulties that the Bosnian broadcaster is facing, there is a possibility that they will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. But, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has given extra time for BHRT (until November 14) to make the final decision if whether or not they will participate in Eurovision next year.

Also, BHRT has stated that the income from television fees has decreased considerably by 2 million Bosnian marka (approximately $1.3 million) in the first nine months of 2014. This is one of the reasons that the Bosnian participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 is in danger.

BHRT is currently working really hard to send a representative to Vienna.

Bosnia & Herzegovina withdrew from the contest in 2013 due to financial reasons. BHRT applied to participate in 2014, but ultimately decided to stay out one more year from the contest due to the lack of funds and sponsors.

The last time that Bosnia & Herzegovina was on the Eurovision stage was with Maya Sar and “Korake Ti Znam

 

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