Subscribers to the streaming platform will not be able to watch the live broadcast.
The Americans will finally be able to understand why Eurovision fascinates Europeans so much. Netflix won the broadcast rights in the United States of the 2020 edition of the famous tele-hook, broadcast since 1956 on the Old Continent, which attracted nearly 200 million viewers this year around the world.
Subscribers of the streaming giant on the other side of the Atlantic will be able to watch, after their European broadcast, the semi-finals and the final of this XXL singing competition next year. Netflix also acquired the broadcast rights for the semi-finals and the final of the 2019 edition of the tele-hook . The Americans will be able to (re) live the victory of the Dutchman Duncan Laurence and his title “Arcade”.
For Jon Ola Sand, Eurovision’s supervisor, Netflix’s purchase of the broadcast rights is also an opportunity to think about an American version of the contest. “This is the perfect timing for the launch of a contest in the United States in 2021,” he said in a statement . As Digital Spy relays , this American version of Eurovision is called “American Song Contest”.