The ABU is to hold a meeting regarding Song Festivals in Europe and Asia this April.
The meeting will take place at the Media 2020 event the day after the 4th ABU Radio Song Festival is held Beijing, China. Media 2020 is being hosted by China National Radio, the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union and Radio Romania. The discussion is title “TV Song Festivals in Europe and Asia: Promoting Culture” and is described as:
Song festivals have been the show-stoppers of TV broadcasting industry in Europe. In Asia, broadcasters are making rapid progress in this direction. Asian song shows are getting to the forefront. Experience gained in conducting and attracting huge audiences in both these regions will be shared at this session.
The ABU are planning to hold the first competitive song contest in 2017 the ABU Cup TV Song Contest, the event is hoped to bring a Eurovision style contest to Asia for the first time since the 1990s.
Source: Media 2020