Category Archives: ON THE SPOT

PHOTO: PBS October 25

Video / JESC 2014: Stage construction begins

VALLETTA, MALTA – 15 days left for the Welcome Reception officially opens the Junior Eurovision 2014 week in Valletta, Malta and the construction of the stage begins. PBS released today a video with the beginning of the constructions at Marsa Shipyard. The contest will take place on November 15th at 19:00 CET and will be […]

PHOTO: JUNIOREUROVISION.TV / EBU October 24

JESC 2014: rehearsal schedule decided

VALLETTA, MALTA – EBU and PBS decided the running order for the rehearsals as they will not conduct their tests as usual, in the running order. This is happening due to the school visit schedule and therefore the rehearsals will take place in another order.   09/11 10/11 11/11 12/11 13/11 14/11 15/11 as of […]

FYR MACEDONIA 2015 SKOPJE FEST October 22

oikotimes.com on the spot: Skopje Fest 2014

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – You were jiggling your minds what surprise national final our team will cover. Well drop your jaws as our editor Stefan Resimić and photographer Aleksandar Pešić will attend Skopje Fest. Get ready for some exclusive photos and interviews. On November 12th public and jury voting (50% split) will […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC October 22

EXCLUSIVE / WIN TWO TICKETS FOR JESC 2014 FINAL

PRESS RELEASE – The team of oikotimes.com is attending once again the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and those of you been in Malta have the chance to share the passion #together with us. This is why oikotimes.com offers you two tickets for one lucky person in Malta to attend the event at Marsa Shipyard on […]

PHOTO: OIKOTIMES.COM October 21

Junior Europrediction 2014: voting kicks off

PRESS RELEASE – Welcome to the 2014 edition of Junior Europrediction. Totally new format for the ultimate registered poll on the web. Through this voting procedure you are asked to predict each country’s ranking (always based on your personal taste as well as logical assumption of what the results might be, it’s totally up to […]

AIR MALTA LOGO October 15

Air Malta deserves congratulations for the special offer

VALLETTA, MALTA – The national airline of Malta, Air Malta, definitely deserve the warmest applause and lots of congratulations for this surprise move: They offer 20% discount to travellers for Junior Eurovision Song Contest week and also they give the chance to win extra tickets for the island of knights. More information on how to […]

PHOTO: CLAUDIO CILIA October 11

Video / Gallery: Spectacular production for post cards underway

VALLETTA, MALTA – “Filming one postcard of 40 seconds takes a whole day to film”, says Charles Ahar, cinematographer of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). With five weeks to go to the contest, the shooting of the postcards is in its final stages. This year’s theme for the postcards is action sports, including […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Memories from Congratulations 50 Years Eurovision (Video)

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – This post presents the materials we recovered from the old website of oikotimes.com which was lost in the summer of 2012. This post features the videos the team (Fotis, Stefanos, Gerda, Morten) did in Copenhagen’s Congratulations 50 Years Eurovision in 2005. In the following video you can see Sertab sining “Volare” (the […]

PHOTO: FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 10

Memories from Congratulations 50 Years Eurovision (Gallery)

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Aside to the report we made you few months ago – read more here – we have recovered more photo materials from the event. The following photo gallery includes the Copenhagen Forum area, the dress rehearsal entrance of the artists where we and STAR Channel’s Katerina Soulioti interviewed the artists and some […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2013 (Gallery / Video)

KYIV, UKRAINE – This is the last post from the live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013. In this post, as we traditionally do we sum all the experience of the oikotimes.com team and friends who helped us bring you the latest information and once again the most enriched multimedia. CITY OF KYIV: […]

PHOTO: NIKKI HUIJNEN / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2012 (Gallery / Video)

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – The team of oikotimes.com covered the 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013 Junior Eurovision events. Since we lost the website archives in 2012 we barely have enough materials to remember but we make reviews of what we have and what we experienced anyway. In 2012 although me (Fotis) didn’t attend the amazing 10th […]

PHOTO: YANNIS PAPOUTSAKIS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 09

Memories from Junior Eurovision 2010 (Video / Gallery)

MINSK, BELARUS – In this series of posts, the team of oikotimes.com would like to present you the highlights the team had in a Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately as some of you remember, in 2012 we lost most of our archives through a big hacking problem. We managed to save a few things and […]

Ticket sales for JESC 2014 postponed

PBS PRESS RELEASE – We have recently announced that the sale of tickets for the much awaited Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be available in August. However, due to the high demand, PBS is restructuring the seating to be able to support all the requests. Consequently, PBS has decided to postpone the sale of tickets […]

PHOTO: SCANPIX August 04

‘Copenhagen City not responsible for the deficit’

CPHPOST.DK REPORTS – As the bill for the Eurovision Song Contest staged in Copenhagen last May continue to rise, Frank Jensen, Copenhagen’s mayor, said that the city is not going to foot the bill. “The city of Copenhagen is not responsible for the deficit,” Jensen wrote in a statement. “It is a matter for Region […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU July 21

Eurovision organisers faced with potential multi-million kroner fine

ICENEWS.IS REPORTS – The organiser’s of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark, Projektselskabet, could be facing a 10m euro fine because it found subcontractors for the event without making requests for tender. Copenhagen University law professor Sune Troels Poulsen said this was a clear indication that Projektselskabet breached the rules and acted against the […]

EUROVISION 2013 GENERIC 08 July 20

Eurovision 2013: Great memories with Lilian’s video interviews

MALMOE, SWEDEN – The 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was one more memorable moment for oikotimes.com. The team had some big problems during the first days with the bad organisation of the Swedes especially with the low wi-fi connection at the press centre but ultimately we all annoyed one more great show. Lilian […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO 03 July 03

Sign up as a volunteer for Junior Eurovision 2014

VALLETTA, MALTA – PBS just launched the online form for those interested to sign up as volunteers for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The event kicks off on early November and ends with the grand final on November 15th. Main sponsor of the event is Malta’s Tourism Organization and the entire island is eager […]

JESC 2014 MARSA SHIPYARD 04 June 16

Gallery: View the JESC 2014 venue

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS – At a meeting last week in Malta, host broadcaster PBS presented their chosen venue to the Junior Eurovision Steering Committee. The Malta Shipbuilding, situated in Marsa, is located around ten minutes from the capital city, Valletta. It feature three enormous shipping sheds that will be transformed into the venue for this year’s […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO 01 June 15

JESC 2014: What Steering Group decided

VALETTA, MALTA – Yesterday the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group met in at PBS’s building in Malta to discuss the 2014 edition. The host broadcaster presented their vision for the 2014 competition, including concepts for the stage, arena, and postcards. The topics discussed are: Indeed as oikotimes.com reported, the event will take place at […]