Junior Eurovision 2020 goes live at 17:00 CET on Sunday 29 November. The show will broadcast to the world from inside TVP studios in Warsaw, Poland.
There are many ways to tune in, so there’s really little excuse to miss it.
The available viewing options are detailed below.
Junior Eurovision 2020 on TV
Junior Eurovision 2020 is, first and foremost, a TV contest organised by television broadcasters, specifically public service media outlets who are members or associate members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
There are 12 such broadcasters participating in Warsaw. They are:
- Belarus — BRTC
- France — FTV
- Georgia — GPB
- Germany — KiKA, ARD, ZDF
- Kazakhstan — Khabar Agency
- Malta — PBS
- The Netherlands — AVROTROS
- Poland — TVP
- Russia — RTR
- Serbia — RTS
- Spain — RTVE
- Ukraine — UA:PBC
Many of these are multi-network organisations, so fans should consult their local listing to check which channel they should tune into. Some countries, like Poland, are broadcasting the show on more than one network.
Also, while Junior Eurovision goes live at 17:00 CET, some participating broadcasters may choose to show deferred coverage in prime time. Note the start time is one hour later than in 2019.
Watch Junior Eurovision 2020 online
There are multiple ways to watch Junior Eurovision 2020 online.
Junior Eurovision 2019 Live Steam on YouTube
The easiest way to watch JESC is the YouTube live stream. The official Junior Eurovision channel will broadcast the same feed as TV networks, but without commentary. The link has already gone live. And there is a facility to set a reminder, so you definitely won’t forget to switch on! The stream will remain available to watch after the broadcast has ended.
This year, it appears that there will be no geographic restrictions on the stream, meaning North Americans should be able to watch unhindered
Junior Eurovision 2020 on TV On-Demand Players
Most participating broadcasters will simulcast the contest on their online players. Some don’t place geo-blocks on their content. The main drawbacks are that you may have to listen to commentary in a language you don’t understand, and some trial and error may be involved before you find a player without geographic restrictions.
Keep an eye out on Twitter if you find yourself desperately in search of a working link. Ask for help on the #JESC2020 hashtag and a tweeting Eurofan will almost always come to your aid.
Typically, these broadcasts will remain available on-demand for a period of time afterwards. The exact time period will vary depending on the network.
Junior Eurovision 2020 on Netflix
Eurovision arrived on Netflix US to some fanfare in the summer of 2019. The deal was to cover 2019 and the now-cancelled 2020 contest. However, Junior Eurovision is not part of the deal and is not expected to appear on the streaming giant anytime soon.
How do you plan to watch Junior Eurovision 2020? Will you sit in front of the TV with family and friends? Or will you stream it online while you live-tweet? Let us know in the comments.