Eurovision Song Contest renews official broadcasting partnership with Videohouse for its 60th edition in Vienna
Videohouse, the Belgian subsidiary of Euro Media Group, has announced it is the chosen partner for the recording and broadcasting of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Three fully equipped OB trucks and a team of 40 technicians worked to bring viewers across Europe the best broadcasting quality of the artists performing live from from the Wiener Stadthalle.
Following the successful broadcast partnership between Videohouse and the Eurovision Song Contest last year in Copenhagen where Conchita Wurst triumphed, ORF, the Austrian public service broadcaster, decided to renew the partnership with the company. Once again, Videohouse and its expertise were commissionned to provide ORF with high-quality visual and technical broadcasting facilities which the company will achieve thanks to:
– Two identical HD OB trucks
– A third TV van for recording all daily press conferences
– The development, construction and manning of a Technical Operating Center (TOC)
– 30 HD cameras as well as 13 wireless camera systems. EuroLinX, the susidiary of Videohouse specialised in the supply of RF solutions and services, will guarantee these high-end transmissions
– An advanced intercom system for communciation between all the departments
– A modern fibre optic network to transport all the images and sounds
– A team of 40 highly qualified and experienced technicians
Videohouse broadcast the semi-finals on Tuesday 19 May and Thursday 21 May, as well as the final on Saturday 23 May live from the Wiener Stadthalle.
“With an average of 195 million viewers, the Eurovision song contest is one of the most popular TV shows in the world. Therefore, our challenge is to provide a top-notch technical support. In the meantime, for our team: Belgium 12 points!” said Guy Kreydt, CTO from Videohouse.