SBS Eurovision site launched

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The Australian broadcaster SBS, which will be broadcasting this year's Eurovision Song Contest once again, has launched its own website, dedicated to the contest.

Currently, the site offers a retrospective of the 2003 contest in Riga, including a photo album and a chance to watch the 2003 preview clips. The site also allows the visitors to vote for their favourite 2004 entry (Greece currently leads the poll, with a vast majority) . When in Istanbul during Eurovision week, SBS' Des Mangan, who has been the station's commentator for many years, will be sharing with us all his experiences on the build up to the 2004 contest, from where it all happens.

Australia has never been a participant in the Eurovision Song Contest, and neither will be this year. Despite all that, The Eurovision Song Contest has grown to be quite popular among Australian TV viewers, in spite of the early hour it is broadcasted down under. In 2003 Eurovision fans were shocked to find SBS Australia among the passive participants of the contest, a fact that meant a possible active participation in the next contest. The EBU and SBS quickly stated that a Eurovision entry from Australia is still far from reality.

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