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ESC United is your favorite Eurovision website and channel, at least that is what we are striving to be. Matt from the United States is working hard every day to bring you the news, great videos, podcasts, live streams and so many other things.
If you like our conent, please consider supporting us on patreon. It will help us fund our travel, projects, videos, equipment and lodging cause as you know, nothing is free. Ultimately the dream is to make this our full-time job which would help us provide more coverage and 100% dedication.
Everything that is currently available at escunited.com will not go away so you don't have to worry about losing access. The intent is to help us with crowd funding our upcoming projects which includes coverage of the Eurovision Asia Song Contest later this year.
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We can't do this without you. You have been loyal to us and help us grow throughout the years and we want to continue to be the most fun and inclusive place for Eurovision fans from around the world.
Becoming a Patron means making a monthly subscription and support ESC United financially. Our content is free and we need to cover our costs somehow without having to declare bankruptcy.
Where does the money go?
Running a website isn't cheap, we have a large forum, approaching 10 years worth of data. Storing that kind of data is not cheap and only keeps going up as more and more content is created by our users. Server costs and any repairs/maintenance doesn't come for free and often requires us hiring a professional for the job and they want to get paid, too. Travel and the subsequent accommodation, shipping and transportation of expensive equipment as well as upgrading our technology eats a big hole into our budget. As we approach the first ever Asiavision contest, we want to be there for you covering this new exciting venture as well.
We understand that some of you will only be able to give a little and every single dollar counts. Seriously, anything that you can provide will help stay alive and give you the content that you enjoy.
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Not a problem! Please do not give us any money if you're low on money and struggle financially. We will continue to bring the latest and greatest news to you, make video, provide you a great platform on our Forum etc.
Who are you anyway?
This is ESC United, a Eurovision website that brings you the latest news, videos, podcasts, live stream and provides a platform for fans on our large forum. This website is run by Matt Friedrichs, the Editor-in-Chief and resident Eurovision nerd. I have been a fan since 1998 and have been attending the event since 2011. I reside in Soutern California so far, far away so it's not easy to just come over but I make it work.
My team is spread all across the world, we have people in the United States, Malta, United Kingdom, Serbia etc. So while I may not be local, we try to have a local presence.
Thank you for your support, it means the world to me!
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