Ukrainian public broadcaster and EBU Member NTU on will host the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev on November.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on March 11-12 will hold a meeting for examining the preparation for the contest.
Last year`s contest was won by 10-year-old Anastasiya Petryk, of Ukraine, with her song `Nebo`.
However, unlike the Eurovision Song Contest, a win does not bring automatic hosting rights. Instead, hosting rights are bestowed by the EBU Steering Group according to a regulated bidding process.
Contest Executive Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev said there had been
keen interest from European broadcasters for the 2013 hosting right
"NTU`s proposal stood out from those we received," he said. "Our previous experience with them in 2009 and their plans for this year`s event make us confident of an excellent result."
NTU organized the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev in 2009 when Ralf Mackenback, representing the Netherlands, won with his song `Click Clack`.
The contest, open to 10 to 15 year olds, promotes young talent in the popular music sector.