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BBC Children’s commissions Junior Eurovision Song Contest programming

The UK’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 contestant Freya Skye

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned two documentaries about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having signed up to live broadcast the event when it takes place in France this November.

BBC Children’s has commissioned a documentary for CBBC and iPlayer that looks back at the journey of the UK’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 contestant Freya Skye, who finished in fifth place last year. The doc will be part of BBC Children’s My Life strand.

For this year’s junior version of the Eurovision Song Contest, the UK will put forward an act aged between nine and 14. The process to select the act and song is now underway and is being led by BBC Studios Entertainment & Music with CBBC.

BBC Children’s has also commissioned a half-hour documentary about this year’s chosen act, which will air on CBBC and iPlayer in advance of the live contest.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast on the BBC for the first time in 2022. This year’s edition will be held in Nice on Sunday November 26. France Télévisions is organising and broadcasting the show in France.

Last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by Armenian Public Television (AMPTV) in Yerevan, reached 33 million people across 13 markets.

Patricia Hidalgo, director of BBC Children’s & Education, and Sarah Muller, senior head of BBC Children’s commissioning for the seven-plus audience, commissioned the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the BBC.

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