The Local: US television channel Logo, geared toward the LGBT community, will broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest final live in the United States, organisers have announced.

The European Broadcasting Union said it had signed a deal with the channel, part of the Viacom group, making it the first US broadcaster of the event, to be held this year in Stockholm.

“The Eurovision Song Contest is now a truly global phenomenon and we are extremely happy that US viewers now get to join those all over Europe, Australia and Asia,” the contest’s executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand said in a statement.

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