Eurovision 2018: EBU partnership with Mango TV terminated after censorship

by Michalis Vranis 5,240 views

Following the news of Tuesday’s censorship of Irish and Albanian performances by the Chinese broadcaster Mongo TV, the EBU decided the termination of partnership with the broadcaster for 2018.

The statement 

On the 9th of May, Chinese broadcaster Mango TV broadcast the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest live but two performances were censored. This is not in line with the EBU’s values of universality and inclusivity and our proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music. It is with regret that we will therefore immediately be terminating our partnership with the broadcaster and they will not be permitted to broadcast the second Semi-Final or the Grand Final.

Read more about the incident below:

Eurovision 2018: China removes Albania and Ireland from semi-final 1 broadcast