Eurovision 2017: Oleh Bodnarchuk and Stuart Barlow the creative directors

The Eurovision 2017 team has been joined by the Creative Producer of the Song Contest. Oleh Bodnarchuk will henceforth work together with Show Producer Stuart Barlow on the creative aspects of the Eurovision in Kyiv. “For the Eurovision 2017, we are preparing a unique, modern world-class, Ukrainian show. To this end, we have built a team of national and international professionals, who have a long-standing experience in the production of TV shows. Stuart Barlow has been working in the ... | read the full story here

January 1, 2017 10:27 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: ReDesign Group agency will reveal the contest theme

UKRAINE – The winner of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest creative concept pitch has been chosen. These are two Ukrainian creative agencies: Republique and Banda Agency, that have together created “Re Design Team” company specially for this project. The National Television Company of Ukraine as the Host Broadcaster of the Song Contest 2017 together with representatives of the European Broadcasting Union chose the concept of these two companies from among 23 ideas provided by 11 ... | read the full story here

December 31, 2016 10:56 am // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: Pilot Travel Agency to take over accommodation and transportation

UKRAINE – The company Pilot has been chosen as the official travel agent of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This decision was made following the selection held by the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU), the Host Broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, since November. The official travel agent of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 must have an online service allowing foreign visitors to book hotel rooms for the time of Eurovision in Kyiv in a quick and convenient ... | read the full story here

December 31, 2016 10:35 am // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: stage designer announced

UKRAINE – Florian Wieder has become the stage designer of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the capital of Ukraine in spring 2017. This is the fourth stage that he develops for the international song contest. Florian Wieder’s portfolio includes the Eurovision stages in Dusseldorf, Baku and Vienna, as well as such projects as The X-Factor talent show in Great Britain and the USA, and MTV Video Music Awards. “I love the idea behind Eurovision Song Contest. So many different ... | read the full story here

December 31, 2016 9:50 am // 0 Comments

The Mayor of our hearts updates on the Eurovision 2017 preparations

UKRAINE – Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko met with the Eurovision 2017 Organising Committee and provided updates on the current standings of preparations for the event. Here are some highlights of his statements as translated by our colleagues at “We do not have much time left before the start of the song contest, so we have to work as efficiently as possible to organize it at the highest level”, he said. “All commitments that the city took over, we ... | read the full story here

December 23, 2016 6:49 pm // 0 Comments

The WOW info of the day: more than 1,5k applied for volunteer so far

UKRAINE – It must have been a proud moment for Ukrainian national broadcaster today as NTU announced they received 1,500 applications for Eurovision 2017 to assist as volunteers. Applications kicked off on December 19th and within one day there were so many offers showing how much the idea of giving without asking is huge in Ukraine. With most of the applicants been 18 year old there is a volunteer applying at age 64 while most applications come from Ukraine with volunteers from Israel, ... | read the full story here

December 20, 2016 7:38 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: NTU calls for volunteers

UKRAINE – Ukrainian national broadcaster started the search for volunteers for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Skills in organisation and foreign languages will be highly appreciated. Those interested to submit their interest have time until February 17th. Afterwards they will be called for interview. The volunteers will not get paid but they will have access to daily lunch and dinners and of course access to the event. More details can be found in Ukrainian ... | read the full story here

December 19, 2016 11:50 am // 0 Comments

NTU’s Victoria Romanova speaks about the logo, stage, idea and hosts of Eurovision 2017

UKRAINE – Victoria Romanova, executive producer of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest spoke during the News broadcast of UA:Pershiy and gave some information about the upcoming revelations for the event: :: The host selection is ongoing with auditions of the best in her opinion based on skills, personality, foreign languages and different concepts about the way of presenting the show. :: The stage of Eurovision 2017 will be revealed in January :: The logo, theme and idea for the contest ... | read the full story here

December 11, 2016 11:51 pm // 0 Comments

JESC 2016: EBU reports 4-year-record in TV ratings

SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union despite the reports for some of the participating countries delivering lower than last year TV rates, released a report for the overall TV ratings of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest describing them as a record of viewership since 2012. Here are the highlights of the report Junior Eurovision 2016 reached an audience of 3.9 million views across 14 markets It was the first time the show moved from Saturday prime time to Sunday afternoon ... | read the full story here

December 2, 2016 7:34 pm // 1 Comment

JESC 2016: how our Australian and Belgium friends reacted to the show

MALTA – On November 20 (with great timezone differences) we asked our friends from Belgium and Australia to film their reactions while watching the show. The new trend established in the Stockholm Eurovision Song Contest edition inspired us too to have our own “Google Box”. Well this time only two pairs accepted our invitation as there was no real interest to watch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Here is the ... | read the full story here

December 1, 2016 3:45 pm // 0 Comments