How something so simple, can mean so much to so many...
You may associate the Eurovision Song Contest with cheesy pop and political voting, and that's no surprise. In the past, that's exactly what it has been. But now in 2015 the Eurovision Song Contest is so much more than that! For many it's a hobby, a source of new music and entertainment, a job, a community of friends, but most importantly - for thousands - a family. Over it's 60 year history, the Eurovision Song Contest fan base has gradualy developed into a home for those accepted less in society. With a large LGBT fanbase, it has also become a hub for gay audiences. In 2014 drag artist Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest as yes, a bearded lady; she further enforced the message 'I can be who I want to be'...
What is ESC News? How are we making a difference?
Over the past three years, ESC News has been working as a none profit organisation to turn this annual event we all know and love into something that it's thousands of fans can enjoy all year round. We've been able to launch a 24 hour radio station, news providers, we've even taken it one step further by launching a record label for it's artists (past present and future), provided young talents with the chance to perform at the contests and in it's national finals, and given job opportunities to those wanting a position in related fields. Working worldwide with volunteers based in every continent of the world and an annual audience reach of over 20 million - we're confident that our new venture will help ensure that we can continue the work we do in further enforcing this incredible community. When interviewing the 1988 UK entrant, Scott Fitzgerald he went on to say how despite it being nearly thirty years since he came second to Celine Dion in the contest - the Eurovision fan community have never let him go. He said, 'Eurovision is a family and a community and no matter what you do, once you're in - you'll always be a part of it'.
What will ESC News TV do?
ESC News TV is an ambitious project to launch the world's first TV Station dedicated to the music of the Eurovision Song Contest. We're already partnered with several national broadcasters around the globe who are keen to help us by providing access to unseen footage and national archives so that we can air exclusive content amongst fan favourites, repeats and all new documentaries and shows recorded by the ESC News teams across Europe. How will your funding help us? Funding of £900 will allow us to run for roughly six months as we kick things off. These funds will go towards broadcasting rights, the filming and preperation of new footage, equipment, and shows that will allow us to engage and include fans in the broadcasting. For more information, please do contact us! Contact can be made via [email protected] Find out more about ESC News in general on escnews.org
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