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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Planning for 2013 Continues Written by on July 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Eurovision is either five week is the past, or just over ten months in the future. Either way there’s lots to talk about no matter which way you look, from analysis and improving the show in 2012, to sorting out the 2013 venue and trying to book flights to visit as many National Finals as possible.

And yes, let’s take that single rumour of the Netherlands getting up the courage to ask Anouk to sing in 2013 with a cover from their 2012 fan favourite, Indiana Joan! All that, and more, on the regular podcast.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Planning for 2013 Continues

How the Jury works, Abba replaced in Sweden, online viewing figures, Junior withdrawals, and music from Joan Franka.

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British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (

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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Planning for 2013 Continues”

  1. Seán says:

    I would point out on the Irish Front that the production costs for Fair City [RTÉ’s answer to Eastenders] costs around €100,000 per hour to make. If this was even close the amount that RTÉ generally spends on programming Eurovision makes a lot of financial sense. Sadly though the Freedom of information request didn’t ask for advertising revenues and the amounts made from voting.

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Well if you want to count in advertising revenue, I think Eurovision makes RTE a fair bit of cash as well, so I’d be confident in thinking that the income would be in the same ballpark.

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