Could there be hope yet for a Bosnian return in 2016? BHRT set to submit preliminary forms for participation
Could there be hope yet for a Bosnian return in 2016? BHRT set to submit preliminary forms for participation

The national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, will aim to submit preliminary forms for the country’s return the the Eurovision Song Contest soon, despite financial difficulties affecting the channel in recent years, according to our colleagues at escbubble. A media source in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported that the broadcaster sees Bosnian participation in the contest as a priority for the country, although the budgeting issues BHRT is currently suffering may once again hinder the project.

The EBU had previously warned that the broadcaster was ‘close to collapse’ following stringent budget cuts and continued difficulties endured by BHRT, effectively appearing to rule the Balkan nation out once more, but the latest news shows signs of encouragement.

Bosnia and Herzegovina have been absent from the contest for three years so far, last taking part with MayaSar’s “Korake ti znam” in 2012. Only Andorra, Luxembourg, Monaco and Morocco have been absent for longer, with Slovakia also withdrawing after 2013 and Turkey joining Ukraine as a returnee for the contest next May.

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  1. Höstnytt 2015: vecka 38 - ESC-Panelen

    September 14, 2015 at 14:03

    […] som förra året vill det bosniska TV-bolaget BHRT göra en preliminäranmälan för att få delta i nästa års ESC. Detta till trots att TV-bolaget fortfarande lider av […]

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