ERT has revealed their budget spent for the 2018 Eurovision. It was revealed that a the broadcaster spent a total of €183.470 for the contest this year in Lisbon.
Budget for 2018
It was revealed through diavgeia.gov.gr, the site in which all government institutions upload their acts and decisions, that the broadcaster spent a total of 183.470 Euros for the 2018 contest. The majority of the budget was allocated for the country’s participation fee. Specifically, a total of 119,000 Euros were paid to the European Broadcasting Union for allowance into the competition.
A total of 8,000 Euros were given for the rent of the commentary booth in Lisbon while 25,000 Euros of the budget were given for access to technical facilities required to broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest and test the broadcast during rehearsals
Finally, 31,000 Euros were given for the three shows of the Eurovision Song Contest, including the presentation of the Greek entry as well as the other songs. It also included the costs of the delegation’s stay in Lisbon
Greece in Eurovision
Greece debuted in the competition back in 1975 and has competed in 39 contests so far. The country has managed to win the competition once, in 2005 with Helena Paparizou and ‘My Number One’.
Yianna Terzi represented the country this year with the song ‘Oniro Mou’. Despite being well received, the song failed to qualify to the final, making it the second time in the competition’s history that the country failed to make it to the final.