Eurovision Asia

Papua New Guinea’s NBC declares interest in Eurovision Asia

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) of Papua New Guinea has declared their interest in participating in the inaugural Eurovision Asia Song Contest, scheduled to take place sometime next year. This news comes courtesy of Eurovoix who revealed the news earlier today.

A 35-year-history

Papua New Guinea officially became an independent nation in 1975. The country’s mainland is located on the island of New Guinea that is shared with Western New Guinea, an area that is part of Indonesia.

Prior to independence, the country was administered by Australia. As a result, Papua New Guinea became part of the Commonwealth of Nations in their own right following their independence. It was Australian state broadcaster ABC that set up Papua New Guinea’s NBC radio network in 1973, two years before independence. Papua New Guinea’s state broadcaster later launched its television network in 2008.

Ten participants so far?

So far, ten nations have expressed interest in participating in the 2018 Eurovision Asia Song Contest.

Founder of the contest
  • Australia
Possible steering group members
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
Expressed interest in hosting
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
Expressed interest in participation

Would you like to see Papua New Guinea take part in the first Eurovision Asia Song Contest? Furthermore, when do you expect the contest to take place? Let us know in the comments below!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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