Eurovision 2017: The stage is shaping up; fun facts of the technical production

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Crash, boom, bang! Check out how the 2017 Eurovision venue, the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv is gearing up for the Eurovision Song Contest along with the magnificent stage. The Ukrainian national broadcaster, UA: PBC has released some more pictures from the venue.

It’s getting exciting in Kyiv as the 2017 Eurovision stage is shaping up and preparations are in full swing for the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Fun Facts about Technical Production
General:
  • Total amount of cable: 180 kilometers
  • 220 people required to run the live broadcast
Lighting:
  • 1816 fixtures
  • Consumes 854 000 watt
  • 67 000 control channels
  • 61 km of cable just for lighting
  • Takes 5 main and 5 back up lighting desks to run the show
  • 16 followspot operators
  • 40 people involved to run lighting during broadcast
Video:
  • 1000 sqm of LED Screen
  • 71 000 002 pixels resolution
  • 12 media servers to handle all video content
  • 10 people required to create all content.
  • 56 High Output Projectors
  • 4 High End MMS systems
Sound:
  • 258 speakers
  • 825 600 watt output
  • 212 microphones
  • 18 IEM systems (In ear monitor)
  • 152 IEM reciever (In ear monitor)
  • 13 sound desks
  • 34 people involved to run sound during broadcast
 Pyro:
  • 48 x flame units
  • 50 x firing positions
  • 6 x Heavy Fog Outlets
Rigging:
  • 212 ton of rigged gear in the roof
  • 112 cyberhoist
  • 735 rigging points
  • 3262 meters of truss
  • 42 riggers to get everything up
Power:
  • 7 Megawatts at full capacity
  • 18 Generators
  • 20 000 Liter of fuel used every day
  • 38,5 km of high voltage cable
Stage:
  • Stage weights 30 tons
  • 350 sqm Performance area
  • Height 14 meters
  • Width 70 meters
  • Depth 28 meters
  • 8 000 work hours in pre production
  • 40 stage techs to handle change overs during broadcast
Broadcast:
  • 30 cameras in total- 19 for Show broadcast
  • 50 people involved to handle broadcast
  • 2 directors
  • We are using cuepilot
  • 1 x 2d camera and 1 x 1d camera, 3 x Cranes, 2 x dolly tracks
Production:
  • 230 trucks of gear
  • 100 stage hands for load in, 150 for load out
Grandstands:
  • 22 000 pcs of scaff
  • It weights 450 tons
  • 50 wheelchair seats.

 

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