Right before Eurovison 2016 in Stockholm, the EBU denied Romanian broadcaster TVR the right to any European Broadcasting Union services, this meant the loss of both the right to broadcast the European Football Championship in France and the right to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. This happened due to debt to the EBU that had accumulated for 9 years without prospect of them getting paid back.
Today, however, and agreement between TVR and officials from the EBU has been reached, to repay the debt of 10 million euros over the next three years and in return TVR gets the right to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest back plus the right to broadcast the upcoming World Football Championships of 2018 and 2022.
The EBU will also help TVR with professionals from all over Europe who will, free of charge, help TVR to further structure the situation. This is set to start next week in Bucharest.
The winner of Selecţia Naţională (Romania’s national final) last year was Ovidiu Anton, finally victorious after four previous tries.
The song he was meant to defend the Romanian tricolore in Sweden with was ”Moment of Silence”. Give the song a listen below:
What kind song do you expect Romania to bring to Kiev next year?