There are still over five months left until the Eurovision Song Contest comes to life in Vienna, but Austria’s state broadcaster ORF is already launching its coverage. Eurovision mania will find a home on the airwaves as the broadcaster launches  “Vienna Calling”, a news segment covering the latest Eurovision news, on 17 January at 19:00 CET!

Anticipation for the Eurovision Song Contest is already growing, so it’s the perfect time for a news show to review all the news around the event and highlights of Austria’s Eurovision history. “Vienna Calling” will be a 5-minute segment included in “Vienna Today”, a Saturday news show presented by Patrick Budgen.

ORF will stream many more Eurovision-related shows and newsflashes in the coming months! We’re pleased to see that Austria is taking its hosting duties so seriously.

In the first edition of the show, their team will accompany one of the hosts Arabella Kiesbauer on her first Eurovision photo shoot, Serge Falck will present a profile of his home country Belgium and Petra Frey, who represented Austria in 1994, will start a victory countdown of Austria.

http://youtu.be/mR-9hqZN9Tc

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Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I always saw the UK as a country that just snubbed Eurovision, complained that ”All the other countries will win and we won’t” and pulled off excuses like ”I won’t watch if Terry Wogan is not commentating” and ”Who needs Eurovision, we have X Factor/the best music scene in the world”. Don’t get me wrong, The UK has the biggest Eurovision fanbase in the World and the BBC will do anything to win Eurovision. But: 1. The general public are very cold towards it. I suppose it is a certain amount of xenophobia, ignorance and even racism among the public.… Read more »

LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

UK? A low level of interest? Pisses me off when people say that. Bear in mind that wiwibloggs is based in London, and the uk has one of the highest viewing figures for a country.

In short, pipe down Deven.

NCUK
NCUK
6 years ago

@Deven O’Kearney Eurovision was watched by nearly 9 million viewers with a 41.9% share in the UK – hardly a lack of public interest.
Granted there’s a lack of interest in who we’ve sent to represent us over the past 15 years (barring one or two exceptions) but not really in the contest itself.

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
6 years ago

Wow! Our neighbours will be great hosts! I really like their plans and ideas for ESC!

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I think it is great how Austria is taking the production of Eurovision so seriously. Even more amazing is the fact that there’s been a lack of public interest in Austria for so long (I suppose it is understandable.) and that now that Vienna is hosting ESC 2015 it has created a serious buzz. I hope Austrians really benefit from Eurovision 2015 in terms of public interest and start to take Eurovision a lot more seriously after Eurovision 2015. So no more trackshitters coming out of the land of Mozart. If a country with a serious lack of public interest… Read more »