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Asiavision Song Contest

There is now an Asiavision Song Contest. A company named Asiavision Pte. Ltd. (which sounds like they're based in Singapore) has licenced the Eurovision format, and the inaugural Asiavision Song Contest is expected in mid-2009.
"The format is highly suited to the Asia region and its people who love popular music and have a strong national pride", says Andreas Gerlach, CEO of Asiavision Pte. Ltd. "Asia today is all about competition, economically and politically. The Song Contest is a friendly competition between cultures. Like in Europe, the universal language of music will help to bring people closer together and nurture mutual understanding in the region," Gerlach believes.
The annual song contest is planned to be a six-month regional and national tournament culminating in the Grand Final. The song contest will be distributed in the following countries: China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Targeting the most populous region in the world with more than three billion people the show has a potential audience of over 500 million viewers. A number of broadcasters have indicated their desire to be the Host Broadcaster for the first ever Asiavision Song Contest.
Australia is notable by its absence from this list, and presumably won't be sending competitors there. I imagine that Australians will continue to watch Eurovision (broadcast on the Sunday after, due to time differences), often having parties to do so. Whether Asiavision will get broadcast there (i.e., whether SBS will pick it up or it'll be confined to some ethnic-interest cable channel) remains to be seen.

There are 2 comments on "Asiavision Song Contest":

Posted by: the hon molly meldrum Mon Sep 22 05:57:00 2008

By 2020, according to one study last year, Asiavision will account for around 45 per cent of global GDP. By 2020 it will account for around one-third of global trade. By 2020, Asiavision’s share of global military spending will have grown to nearly one quarter.

Australia's businesses, academic institutions and government agencies need to understand Asiavision, and the Meldrum Government will be investing more in this direction.

Posted by: gsvision Sun Apr 26 18:08:02 2009

we are making a multilangue blog about asiavision, i would like to invite you and see it

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