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Israeli Government And KAN come to an agreement to cover Hosting Cost

UPDATE (6:16 PM CET): KAN has now officially confirmed that it will pay the 12 Million Euro guarantee. It is believed that they will take a loan to pay for Guarantee and that the Finance Minister will cover the cost should Israel lose the right to host the contest. Please read below for additional information ———————————————————————————— Yesterday, we reported on …

Israeli Prime Minister threatens to shut down KAN if they don’t pay Eurovision Guarantee

The news keep coming in. Earlier today, we reported on the EBUs response regarding Israel possibly giving up hosting rights. The Israeli Haaretz reported that Benjamin Netenyahu has threatened to shutdown the Israeli national broadcaster KAN, should they fail to pay the 12 million Euro Guarantee. This payment is needed to ensure that Israel can host the contest in 2019. …

EBU responds to Israel’s hosting issues

As we previously reported, the Israeli broadcaster has been struggling to come up with the 12 Million Euros security deposit to guarantee hosting responsibilities for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Gil Omer, chairman of the board of the broadcasting corporation, contacted the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and threatened to give up the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel to …

Israeli government against additional funding for Eurovision, Hosting could be relinquished

As we previously reported, the Israeli broadcaster has been struggling to come up with the 12 Million Euros security deposit to guarantee hosting responsibilities for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Gil Omer, chairman of the board of the broadcasting corporation, contacted the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and threatened to give up the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel to …

Israel: Progress made in Budget talks between Broadcaster & Government

We recently addressed the issue of Israeli broadcaster KAN having some budgetary issues when it comes to hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The EBU granted a payment deadline extension pushing the date out to August 14th.   Ynet.com is reporting that ongoing talks between KAN and the Israeli government have been ‘positive’. The overall budget has been discussed with …

Cyprus: Eleni Foureira new favourite to win Eurovision

Big news coming in from overnight, as the latest odds on the winner of Eurovision 2018 are in, and, for the first time since 10th March, we have a new leader! Cyprus’ entry, “Fuego” by Eleni Foureira, has thoroughly impressed fans and press ever since the first rehearsal last Monday and following the conclusion of last night’s jury semi-final, her …

Lisbon LIVE – Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia & Bulgaria reviews (Day 5)

The second batch of today’s rehearsals have concluded, with Lithuania beginning this pack and finishing on Bulgaria. Did #YOU miss the rehearsals this afternoon? Well fear not, we have all of the information you need below. Make sure #YOU subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure nothing is missed! LITHUANIA – Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old Ieva wears the …

Lisbon LIVE: Day 1 Rehearsals – Live Blog

Bom dia! We are here! After a hectic morning (Eurovision never starts smoothly) we at #escYOUnited are in the press centre and ready to go! Today will be the first day of rehearsals from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia and Bulgaria and as I’m sure you agree there are already some big rehearsals so don’t …

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