The EBU have revealed today that the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be available on streaming service Netflix from Monday 22nd July for fans in the USA.
All three shows from this years contest will be uploaded to the service on Monday after Netflix acquired the VOD (Video-on-demand) rights for the 2019 contest. Also excitingly for state-side fans of the contest, the rights extend to the streaming of the contest next year in 2020 from the Netherlands, after the event has concluded in Europe.
Fans in the USA were able to watch the Eurovision final broadcasts on LogoTV in the states from 2016 to 2018, but this was not in place for the 2019 contest meaning this is the first chance fans in the USA have to enjoy the television shows in full from Tel Aviv this year.
Eurovision song contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand said:
“U.S viewers will now get to enjoy all three of this year’s fantastic shows for the first time as well as the entire Contest in 2020. This is perfect timing with plans to launch a US version of the Contest in 2021”
This latest collaboration between Netflix and the EBU, comes along side the reports of a “Eurovision” based comedy film staring Will Ferrell which entailed him attending both the contest in Lisbon in 2018 and in Tel Aviv earlier this year.
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