TVB, the public broadcaster for Hong Kong has confirmed that they will be participating in the ABU TV Song Festival 2018 in Turkmenistan.
Hong Kong broadcaster TVB has confirmed to Eurovoix World that they will take part in the ABU TV Song Festival 2018 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The national broadcaster confirmed their participation but did not state whether a singer and song had been selected for this years show.
Hong Kong is one of a handful of countries to have taken part in every edition of the ABU TV Song Festival. Having participated since the inaugural show in 2012, the broadcaster has internally selected some of the nations biggest names to take part in the event. In 2017 TVB selected Alvin Ng with the song “How Can I Do (我怎會如此)” to take part in the show in Chengdu, China.
To date four nations have confirmed their participation in this years ABU TV Song Festival:
- Hong Kong
- Turkmenistan – Host nation
Up to 15 countries take part in this years ABU TV Song Festival. The ABU TV Song Festival is travelling to Central Asia for the first time, with Turkmenistan following on from China as the host nation of this years TV Song Festival.
This years TV Song Festival is being hosted by Television, Radio and Cinematography Turkmenistan (TVTM), with assistance from the South Korean broadcaster, KBS. The countries that are selected to take part in the festival will ” reflect geographical balance and the cultural diversity of the Asia-Pacific region.” Furthermore all of the performers must sing in their national language and showcase their nation’s culture.
The ABU TV Song Festival 2018 will be held on October 2 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.