Government gave undisclosed amount in financial assistance to PBS to organise Junior Eurovision
The government forked out an undisclosed amount to PBS for the production of Sunday’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The glitzy event was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. The contest, brought to Malta after Destiny Chukunyere’s win in Bulgaria last year, was won by Georgian contestant Mariam Mamadashvili.
Replying to a parliamentary question by PN MP Karl Gouder yesterday evening, Justice and Culture Minister Owen Bonnici confirmed that the government had assisted PBS financially.
“Seeing that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is not commercially viable and also the importance that the country provides a quality product, the government gave PBS financial assistance.”
Dr Bonnici did not specify what the amount was. To be fair, the PN MP did not ask what the amount was but simply asked whether there had been any special financing by the government.