Based on the Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951, Eurovision has been broadcasting every year since its inauguration in 1956, making it the longest-running annual international television contest and one of the world's longest-running television programmes. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting event, with audience figures of between 100 million and 600 million internationally. It has been broadcast in several countries that do not compete, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and China. Since 2000, it has been broadcast online via the Eurovision website.
The mother of all sites is the Eurovision.tv, theofficial site of EBU for the Eurovision Song Contest. The media outlet is the primary source of news for the Eurovision Song Contest, providing ongoing updates on national selection shows, the participants and organisers of each year's competition but an overall scope of the contest with information concerning facts and figures related to the biggest televised music contes in the world.
It all started back in 1998 when Mr. Sietse Bakker decided to launch a website that will fill up the gap of missing information about the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then ESCToday has walked a long distance of almost 20 years online. The website officialy went online in April 2000.
A motto that could easily describe ESCToday is “on the move”. Even though the main “niche” is to bring un-opinionated, plain Eurovision news, the website aims to become a great host for everybody to come and share their thoughts with our readers, hence a new section was launched to fulfill that purpose
Wiwibloggs, established in 2009, is the world’s most-visited independent web site devoted to the Eurovision Song Contest. Recognising that Eurovision is not just a one-night event, it provides daily news and analysis on Eurovision and its artists, both past and present, and the broader europop scene. In the run-up to Eurovision in May, their correspondents crisscross the continent providing breathless commentary and on-the-ground reporting from concerts, music festivals, promotional events and national selection contests.
In April 2015, wiwibloggs won Arts & Culture Blog of the Year in the National UK Blog Awards.
ESCXTRA began in 2011 when we decided we wanted to give you more, give you XTRA! For eight years we have been covering everything that surrounds the world’s biggest entertainment show and bringing you closer to the Eurovision Song Contest.With more than 30.00 followers on facebook and 10.000 on Twitter is has now developed in one of the most popular independent fan sites that cover the contest.
Its editorial team today is bringing us closer to the Eurovision Song Contest, as its moto is, and consists of more than 40 contributors from all over the world, with 21 different nationalities.
Eurovision world is a private fan community for eveyone who a a passion for Eurovision Song Contest. Fans can find here together with all the news articles, other aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest. Especially a complete database of all the songs, lyrics and votings from all the history of Eurovision is one of those while in the section Odds, you can find what the professional bookmakers predict.
The site is really interactive when it comes to fans, cause apart from having on its team a large group of fans from several countries , fans are more than welcomed to submit comments, suggestions, contributions, content, etc.
Escunited imerged out of a dedicated Eurovision fan forum and progresiively turned into one of the largest online communities for fans of the contest, ESC United was founded back in 2013 for the contest in Malmö by Matt Friedrichs and Zack Kerr .
Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, and grown as a community-focused website and YouTube channel with an emphasis on passionate yet balanced discussion, analysis and commentary on Europe’s longest-running competition.
ESCplus was created on the 22nd of February, 2013 to bring everyone the latest news while providing a place to have fun with new features and innovative ideas.Since its birth, the website has gone bigger and bigger with more than 6.500 articles published, 3.300 likes on Facebook, 3.700 followers on Twitter and almost 5.000 subscribers on YouTube.
The site can be found in two versions on the web, the english version and one more in Spanish.
Launched on April 11th 2011, Eurovoix News Services have grown to become one of the leading sources of entertainment news tailored towards the European music scene and international song contests, including detailed coverage of ‘Eurovision’ events.
Taking fans closer to the contests and artists they know and love, Eurovoix News Services provide industry leading coverage and world firsts for the news of multiple ‘Eurovision’ events, including the Junior edition, Young Dancers, Young Musicians, and of course providing incredibly detailed coverage of the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ itself and all of the national selections taking place throughout the year.
Eurovoxx was born in 2016 as a YouTube channel, to bring viewers news, interviews and features through this popular medium. Momentum for the channel grew at a rapid pace, which then led to the launch of www.eurovoxx.net, and the ability for fans to follow and interact with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media channels. As of April 2017, our YouTube subscribers have grown to over 700 within a 2 month period, with over 160,000 views of our channel online.
With this, Eurovoxx has an ever growing team who strive to bring you the latest news, interviews, opinions and fun throught their knowledge and love of the Eurovision Song Contest.
ESCBEAT came alive in 2017 with the vision of becoming the biggest Eurovision music archive in the world! Besides converting every ESC or national final entry into a live updated playlist on AppleMusic and Spotify.
ESCBEAT is following the musical career of the related artists, shares professional music reviews, update the latest news regarding the contest and loving home for all the music lovers out there.
Eurocontest was founded in 2008 to support Eurovision in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is the oldest full-fledged .information website about the competition.
FantESCy is a unique smartphone app for Eurovision fans aiming to share the same passion for Eurovision, the songs, the show, the excitement, the voting, the statistics. Every single year numerous initiatives are available online to entertain the fans. Many initiatives that enable fans to vote and also other vision-contests where fans can contribute their own chosen entry.
The app features a mionthly fun interactive game that is easy to play, brings friends and fans together but also makes them compete against each other. And of course a game in which you have to vote and predict, but a game also containing a strategical and tactical element. More information you can fiind on their app in the official site.