The EBU has announced that a DVD of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, the live shows, will be released on June 7th. Next to the DVD, the traditional CD with all the songs will be released as well. This CD will be in the shops on April 26th.
For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, an official release of the registration of the live show(s) is issued by the EBU. The EBU changed the rules of the contest especially for this release, appropriating the rights for this release to itself or an appointed third party.
The EBU signed a deal with EMI for both the CD and the DVD. EMI will release the (double-) CD with all the 36 participating songs on April 26th and the DVD with the live shows on June 7th.