ABU TV Song Festival 2014
|ABU TV Song Festival 2014
|Final date||25 October 2014|
|Venue||Sands Theatre, Macau, China|
|Host broadcaster||Teledifusao de Macau (TDM)|
|Number of entries||12|
|ABU TV Song Festival|
The ABU TV Song Festival 2014 will be the third annual edition of the ABU TV Song Festival. The festival, which is non-competitive, will take place on 25 October 2014 at Sands Theatre in Macau, China and coinciding with the 51st General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) which took place between 22 and 28 October 2014. Fifteen countries are expected to participate in the third edition of the event. Twelve countries have confirmed their participation. The Maldives, Turkey as well as the host country Macau will make their début at the festival. Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka are all withdrawing from the festival.
Macau is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China with the other being Hong Kong. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south . It has the population of 607,500 people  living in an area of 29.5 km2, making Macau the most densely populated state in the world. Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999 when sovereignty was transferred back to China under the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration.
Initially, the 1800-seated Venetian Theatre was chosen to be the venue for the 2014 edition. The venue was later changed to Sands Theatre, part of Sands Macao complex. It has a smaller capacity of 660 seats.
|Australia||English||Dami Im||Super Love/Gladiator||-|
|Brunei||Malay||Md Hawzan Bin Hj||Awg Madial||Hear Me|
|China||English||Zhou Bibi (周笔畅)||I Miss U Missing Me|
|Hong Kong||Cantonese||Frederick Cheng (鄭俊弘)||熊貓||Panda|
|Indonesia||Indonesian||Tere Cia||Dimana Hatimu||Where's your heart?|
|Japan||Sekai no Owari (世界の終わり)||Dragon Night||-|
|Maldives||English||Mariyam Unoosha||Heaven on Earth||-|
|South Korea||Korean||Girl's Day||썸씽||Something|
|Thailand||English||Jetrin Wattanasin||7th Heaven||-|
|Turkey||Turkish||MaNga||Fazla Aşkı Olan Var Mı?||Does anyone have spare love?|
|Vietnam||Vietnamese||Ngọc Anh||Xuân vẫn sang diệu kì||Spring still comes magically|
Each participating country was invited to broadcast the event across their respective networks and provide commentary in the native languages to add insight and description to the shows.
- Australia – Special Broadcasting Service (SBS Two)
- Brunei – Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB)
- China – China Central Television (CCTV)
- Hong Kong – Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)
- Indonesia – Televisi Republik Indonesia
- Japan – Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) (11 November 2014)
- Macau (host) – Teledifusao de Macau (TDM)
- Maldives – Island Broadcasting Pvt Ltd (IBC)
- South Korea – Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)
- Thailand – National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT)
- Turkey – Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT)
- Vietnam – Vietnam Television (VTV)
- Malaysia – It was announced in June 2014 that the Malaysian national broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) would be taking a year break from the festival.
- New Zealand – Television New Zealand (TVNZ) confirmed on 5 June 2014 that they have no intention to take part.
- Philippines – People's Television Network (PTV) stated that they would not debut at the 2014 contest in Macau.
- Turkmenistan – In February 2014 the ABU met with a delegation from the Turkmenistan national broadcaster Turkmen Television (TTV), with discussions regarding débuts at both the TV and Radio Song Festivals in the near future.
Five countries do not appear on the final participation list, and their reasons for withdrawal is unknown; these include:
- ABU Song Festivals
- ABU Radio Song Festival 2014
- Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
- Eurovision Song Contest 2014
- Eurovision Young Musicians 2014
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014
- Türkvizyon Song Contest 2014
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