BBC America
United States of America

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television programs in the world and last year celebrated its 50th anniversary. Nations from across Europe take part in the competition to find the best song each year and 2004 saw the introduction of a semi-final in order to cope with the increased number of entries.

In addition to being one of the longest running shows on television it is also one of the most watched and the introduction of an internet broadcast in 2006 boosted the already high viewing figures. However, although the show is available online this broadcast does not include the very British perspective of Terry Wogan’s commentary on the competition.

It is our belief that BBC America should show Eurovision in the format aired on the BBC in the UK to give insight into the competition to American Anglophiles and music fans, as well as providing the opportunity for British Ex-Pats to enjoy a well-loved spectacle.

We, the undersigned, express our support for the addition of The Eurovision Song Contest to BBC America programming. We believe that there is room in the BBC America schedule for the Eurovision Contest and that it is a glaring omission from current programming.

NBC’s interest in staging its own version of Eurovision in the USA and the popularity of singing competitions such as American Idol demonstrates that there is interest in this type of programming. The following petition demonstrates that there is also an audience.

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The Say YES to BBC America showing The Eurovision Song Contest petition to BBC America was written by britoutofwater and is in the category Television at GoPetition.