Beside of the official program of the Dutch host broadcaster AVROTROS, NOS and NPO many EBU broadcasters have put Eurovision specials before or after the official show, which starts on Saturday 21.00 CET. Some countries like Germany have even two programs in parallel, the “German Eurovision Final” in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with this year’s singer from Iceland, Denmark, Germany and Lithuania, while on the private channel PRO SIEBEN there will be Stefan Raab’s “Free European Song Contest” with some non-Eurovision singers in a race, co-hosted by Conchita Wurst.
Here is the overview of the most interesting shows ordered by country in Central European time:
Saturday - 21:00: Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light (46 national broadcasters and YouTube)
Australia Saturday - 11:30 / 19:30 local time SBS — Eurovision 2020: Big Night In!
Austria Saturday - 20:15: ORF 1 — Österreich 12 Punkte – die Song Contest Erfolgsgeschichte (Austria 12 Points – The Song Contest Success Story)
Cyprus Saturday - 20:10 / 21:10 local time RIK 1 — Eurovision Introduction with Loukas Hamatsos
Estonia Friday - 19:00 / 20:00 local time : ETV — 12 punkti! Eurovisiooni hitid (12 Points! Eurovision Hits)
Finland Saturday - 20:42 / 21:42 local time: YLE TV2 — Yle Olohuone: Euroviisustudio (Eurovision Studio)
France Saturday - 23:10: France 2 — La grande histoire de l’Eurovision (The Great Story Of Eurovision)
Germany Saturday - 20:15: ARD — German Eurovision Finale Saturday - 20:15: PROSIEBEN — Free European Song Contest 2020
Netherlands Saturday - 20:25: NPO — Het beste van het songfestival (The Best of Eurovision)
Norway Friday - 18:05 NRK 1 — Eurovision Song Contest: Norway Decides Saturday - 19:40: NRK 1 — Beat For Beat MGP Special
San Marino Friday - 20:00: SMRTV — Eurovision 2020: una serata in musica (Eurovision 2020: An Evening In Music)
Slovenia Saturday - 20:00: TV SLO 1 — Pesem Evrovizije: Najboljših 25 (Eurovision Song Contest: Top 25)
Switzerland Saturday 20:10: SRF, RTS and RSI — Die Schweiz am ESC – Dramen, Siege, Emotionen (Switzerland and the Eurovision Song Contest – dramas, victories, emotions)
Ukraine Friday 20:45 / 21:45: UA:PBC — Eurovision Of Eurovisions
United Kingdom Saturday 19:30 / 18:30 local time: BBC One — Eurovision Come Together Saturday 23:00 / 22:00 local time: BBC Two — The A-Z of Eurovision
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!