Morocco – A few weeks ago we reported that “Morocco Never Intended to Return“, saying that the Moroccan national broadcaster SNRT has no intent of participating in Eurovision. While this has not changed, we forgot to mention that the other public channel 2M TV has applied for EBU membership as well (Apologies!) . 2M TV is known for challenging taboos by debating controversial issues and established a reputation for itself as a symbol of freedom of speech in Morocco. The channel regularly broadcasts Western news, films, sports and music.
If the broadcaster is accepted as a full EBU member it is likely that they will consider participation at the Eurovision Song Contest. Bruno Berberès may have talked about 2M TV when he said in an interview this summer that Morocco was “likely to return”.
In 2011 the then Excecutive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest, Svante Stockselius had explained, that the rules had been changed. If a channel is in the process of becoming an EBU member, they can already apply for Eurovision even if they’re not a full member yet. The deadline to send in the needed application papers was the beginning of december. Due to this new rule 2M TV may have apply for Eurovision and in case their application to become an EBU member is accepted, could participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
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