Last month, Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in which NRK has become the host broadcaster for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Key positions have been filled by the host broadcaster in the running of the event next year.
Jon Ola Sand (48),has beenrecently appointed as NRK's Executive Producer for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Hasse Lindmo (36)will be theTelevision Producer, while Stian Malme (39) the current NRK Head of Delgationfor the Eurovision SongContestis to become theVenue Manager. Evy Hauffen (56) was appointed Line Producer, she was involved in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 in Oslo as Production Manager.
On Wednesday and Thursday last, the newly appointed production team met with organisers of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to be briefed about the task that's ahead. Discussions on various topics such as the technical aspects of the contest, the content of the three live shows, infrastructure, marketing, branding, new media, press facilities and communication took place.
Svante Stockselius, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest at the EBU, spoke to eurovision.tv and was impressed by NRK's approach,"They already filled their key positions, did in-depth research to what it takes to organise this enormous event and they are eager to lay the foundations of the production before summer holidays."
NRK is currently in the process of selecting the venue where the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest will take place, which may be revealed in a couple of weeks. In September, the EBU Reference Group (the governing body)for the Eurovision Song Contest will visit the preferred venue to officially approve it.