Like many broadcasters around the continent also the Austrian broadcasting company ORF has to cut its costs. Many programs will be terminated but luckily Eurovision isn’t one of them according to the current plans.
However, the way how the representative is chosen will most likely be changed. This year a televised national final was organized but it might be that ‘Österreich rockt den Song Contest’ will be scrapped next year, one possible and obviously much cheaper option is to choose the representative internally.
Any further information hasn’t been released as it’s too early. It’s also good to remind that Austria or any other country hasn’t confirmed participation as it is officially possible only when EBU starts to accept participation applications in fall.