With the 54th Eurovision Song Contest about to air next month, fans in Australia and New Zealand are in for a Eurovision feast in the run up to the final on May 16th.
As you already know both SBS television in Australia and Triangle/Stratos television in New Zealand will be airing the song contest from Russia this year in a delayed broadcast owing to time zone difference.
Here is the full line up for Australian fanswatching SBS television (Australia- local times):
- Wednesday 06th May:13:00 – 15:30 Eurovision Dance Contest 2008
- Wednesday 13th May: 13:00 -15:30 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008
- Wednesday 13th May: 17:30 -17:55 Eurovision: Countdown (1/3)
- Thursday 14th May: 17:30 – 17:55 Eurovision: Countdown (2/3)
- Friday15th May: 17:30 – 17:55 Eurovision: Countdown (3/3)
- Friday15th May: 19:30- 21:30 Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Semi Final 1 (delayed broadcast)
- Saturday16th May: 19:30- 21:30 Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Semi Final 2 (delayed broadcast)
- Sunday17th May: 19:30til late-Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Final (delayed broadcast)
This year Australia have sent their own commentry team to Moscow. SBS's coverage will be hosted by RocKwiz's Julia Zemiro and comedian Sam Pang.
While in New Zealand, the full line up forKiwi fanswatchingTriangle/Stratos television (New Zealand – local times):
- Sunday03rd May: 19:30- A compilation of the semi finals of 2008 in Belgrade
- Sunday10th May: 19:30- Eurovision Song Contest 2008: Final
- Sunday17th May: 19:30- Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Final (delayed broadcast)