NERIT, the Greek national broadcaster, officially joined the EBU today which means that it will be present in the next Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna.

Today took place the 73ird EBU’s General Assembly in Geneva, in  Switzerland which decided  the Greek national broadcaster to become a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Mr. Jon Ola Sand,  EBU’s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest has commented: “We’re glad to have Greece joining the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Their dedication to the biggest music event in the world has been impressive throughout the year”

NERIT is the seccessor of the former Greek broadcaster ERT which was anexpectedly in June 2013. In 2014 Greece was exceptionally allowed to participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen until the succession to the new broadcaster was fulfilled. The new Greek public  broadcaster had to comply with the rules and regulations of the EBU and meet all the requirements in order to become a full active member. So after today’s decision Greece is now eligible to participate at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna as its EBU membership has been approved.

Greece has enjoyed massive success in the Eurovision Song Contest in the last decade accomplishing excellent results, achieving a total of 10 TOP 10 results since 2001, including a victory in 2005. Greece has competed in the Eurovision  final every year since the semifinals system was introduced in 2004 and with high numbers of viewing every year.

Greece debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and has won the event in 2005 withHelena Paparizou‘s My number one, thus bringing the contest for the very first time on Greek soil in 2006. In 2014  Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd represented Greece in  Copenhagen with their Rise Up, achieving a 20th place in the grand final.