Tanya Mezhentseva to represent Russia at Junior Eurovision 2021

More than 500 applications for representing Russia at the song contest were filed and 12 participants made it to the final. MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. Tanya Mezhentseva will represent Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris in December. She won the national qualification contest with a song...
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BBC presenter Paddy O’Connell suggests ‘someone else’ could broadcast Eurovision

One of the BBC’s own presenters has questioned the broadcaster’s involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest following a run of disastrous results. Paddy O’Connell, who hosts Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme, said the corporation had ‘sent some rubbish’ to the competition. The BBC has been instrumental in selecting the acts...
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APO Group / Press release

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 22, 2021/APO Group/ — APO Group Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard ( today held talks with the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations (COCAN) 2023, Minister François Albert Amichia, at a meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The meeting was held to...
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IBC2021 Accelerators: Smart Remote Production For Real-Time Animation

Accelerating the animation pipeline without increasing the amount of kit required is the principal aim of the Smart Remote Production For Real-Time Animation Accelerator project, which is bringing together leading broadcasters and vendors to leverage the latest technological developments of markerless motion capture and speech-driven facial animation to drive CG performances in the Unreal real-time render engine.

Natxo Mendoza says goodbye to professional boxing this Friday

Ignacio Mendoza Arroyo placeholder image came to the world in San Antero, Colombia, 39 years ago, in the bosom of a family in which they learned to stand guard rather than to walk. In his life, boxing was a game, a sport and a trade. He stood out in the youth competitions of Montería and the Córdoba region. It attracted attention in Colombia. He made his professional debut before reaching the age of 18 and won his first three suits on the fast track.

41 countries to contest in 2022 Eurovision

The Geneva-based EBU puts together the kitsch annual pop extravaganza, which is one of the world’s biggest live music events. The 66th contest will be held at the PalaOlimpico arena in Turin on May 10, 12 and 14.All 39 countries that took part in the 2021 competition are returning next year, plus Montenegro and Armenia.

Italian champion Maria Cecchi faces Bec Connolly in Rome

On November 5 at Palazzo dello Sport in Rome (Italy) European middleweight champion Matteo Signani (Italy, 30-5-3 with 11 KOs) will defend against Ruben Diaz (Spain, 26-2-2 with 17 KOs) on the 12 rounds distance in the main event of the Roma Boxing Night, promoted by Opi Since 82-Matchroom-DAZN and streamed live in 200 countries by DAZN.

Eurovision Song Contest: U.K. Will Fund 2022 Edition Despite Scoring Zero Points in Last Competition

The U.K. will again participate in and fund the Eurovision Song Contest next year despite not scoring a single point in the 2021 competition. The country finished with “nil points” in 2021, and just 11 points in 2019, when it came in last. Eurovision 2020 did not take place due to the pandemic. The U.K. is one of the ‘big five’ group of countries that make the largest contributions to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) along with France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Due to the BBC’s membership in the EBU, which runs the contest, the U.K. is automatically granted entry into the...

An increased 41 countries take part in Eurovision 2022

The EBU had been silent for a long while, but after giving us the host, the official Twitter page kept teasing us about how many countries would be participating in next year’s Eurovision. In this flashy little video they announced that there will be 41 participants in total, an increase...
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Euro News: Mike Perez, Dalakian-Concepcion, Billam-Smith, More

Union Boxing Team won the purse bids for Artem Dalakian's defense of the WBA flyweight title against Panama's Luis Concepcion (39-8), the former two time world champion. The fight goes ahead November 20 at the Acco International in Kiev, Ukraine. This is the fifth defense of the title for Dalakian...
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Sandor Martin Goes From Club Shows To The Clubhouse With Upset Of Mikey Garcia

In late 2020, both Mikey Garcia and Sandor Martin made appearances on DAZN. Late in October of that year, Garcia made an appearance as a guest of honor at the Juan Francisco Estrada-Carlos Cuadras fight at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. Garcia, visibly above his fighting weight, did a lengthy interview in the ring with WBC boss Mauricio Sulaiman to help the broadcast kill time.

Regis Progais says Mikey Garcia fight not happening after loss to Sandor Martin

By Dan Ambrose: Regis Prograis says he’s no longer planning on fighting Mikey Garcia next after watching him lose to a 10 round majority decision to EBU light welterweight champion Sandor Martin in their 145-lb catchweight fight last Saturday night at the Chukchansi Park, Fresno, California. The defeat by Mikey...

CCTV+: Broadcasters' Joint Initiative on Protection of Biodiversity Launched

As the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is being held in Kunming from October 11 to 15, the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) of China, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Arab States Broadcasting Union, African Union of Broadcasting and European Broadcasting Union jointly announced the launch of Joint Initiative on Protection of Biodiversity on October 15.