Good News for American Eurovision Fans, as American broadcaster NBC has revealed that it will be airing Eurovision 2023 on its streaming platform “Peacock”
Eurovision 2023 on Peacock
NBC first streamed the contest in 2021, and in 2022 they brought on US Olympic figure skater Johnny Wier as commentator. NBC has revealed that the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is once again available on its streaming platform, Peacock, for viewers in the US. However, the broadcast is only for Premium and Premium Plus subscribers.
Last year, viewers in the United States were able to watch all 3 shows on Peacock at 3:00 PM EST/2:00 central. NBC is yet to confirm if they will be airing the shows live or through a delayed telecast.
The United States and Eurovision
The Eurovision Song Contest contest was first available to a US audience in 2016 when Paramount (then Viacom) broadcast the show on the channel “LogoTV.” They broadcast the contest on Logo until 2019 when Netflix acquired the rights and put the 2019 contest on the platform after Duncan Laurence’s win. Then, in 2021, NBCUniversal acquired the rights to broadcast the 2021 and 2022 contests.
In 2022, US Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir was brought on to provide the US commentary. In addition, NBC acquired the rights to host its on version of Eurovision: “The American Song Contest.” The American Song Contest premiered on 21 March, 2021 to average ratings. The first edition was won by k-pop singer AleXa representing her home state of Oklahoma. However, in 2022, producer Christer Bjorkman revealed the contest was not renewed for a second season. The 2023 contest is once again available to US Peacock Premium subscribers.
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USA needs fuller access to Eurovision: one of the most important, if not THE most important state-of-world cultural events. It’s the current heart-beat of our world culture and particularly allows USA to see a wider perspective of acceptance and inclusion of a variety of cultures beyond what might be a more narrow perspective here in the States. In this way, Eurovision is both a positive educational experience to move the world together, in addition to being some of the best entertainment ever.