Earlier this week, private TV Station ProTV wrote a letter to the European Broadcasting Union, asking them to allow them to broadcast this year’s contest to the Romanian public. This morning came the official reply from the EBU, and the answer is a resounding no.
The EBU reacted via the social media. Citing the fact that ProTV is not a EBU member, the station’s offer was turned down. Here is their reply on Twitter:
— EBU (@EBU_HQ) April 29, 2016
They also expanded their answer via Facebook, but not by much.
ProTV, who was hoping to also get Ovidiu Anton to perform in some capacity in Stockholm, had gathered over 12,700 signatures in 48 hours with an online petition, which was thus denied. Moreover, Ovidiu Anton was not even mentioned in the official message.
Therefore, Romanians’ hopes to watch the Eurovision Song Contest on TV screens have been dashed and their only choice remains the internet.
What do you think about the EBU’s response?
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