The European Broadcasting Union postponed the third Eurovision Dance Contest. The number of broadcasters that signed up for participation did not reach the desired level.
The European Broadcasting Union aim to organise a new format to make a more attractive and financially more sustainable production next year, planning to reach larger number of broadcasters. The Eurovision Dance Contest is planned to be organised in Azerbaijan in the autumn of 2010.
Despite the decision to postpone the event, the EBU is optimistic about the future of the Eurovision Family of events' most recently added member. "Following the commendable work on the next Eurovision Dance Contest already completed by our partners Ictimai Television and the Azerbaijani officials, we have jointly concluded that it is in the best interest of the event to postpone to next year, and therefore, concrete plans for a 2010 autumn event are now being developed, with considerable changes to introduce a new programme proposal," said Tal Barnea, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Dance Contest on behalf of the EBU.