According to our colleagues from doteurovision.com, Prisma OB, which is one of the biggest outside broadcasting companies in Europe, will work with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster NTU to bring the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest to our television screens.
For three years, Prisma OB has been involved with the broadcasting of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swedish company now claims that more than 65% of the events it covers take place outside Sweden. Working with Greek broadcaster ERT, they provided much of the equipment and know-how for coverage of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Prisma first worked with the EBU in 2000 when the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Stockholm. They worked with SVT to launch a new show concept, setting a new artistic standard for future shows. Their work continued in 2002 and 2003, with contests taking place in Tallinn (Estonia) and Riga (Latvia). Two Prisma consultants were present in Istanbul this year.
Bo Wahlberg, Prisma project manager, explains that work is already in progress for the 50th Eurovision Song Contest: “Since this demands rigorous planning, Prisma is already in the midst of creating this show together with the European Broadcast Union and NTU”.
Prisma OB is one of the biggest and most experienced outside broadcasting companies in Europe with a turnover of around EUR 13 million. Their portfolio includes the Olympic Games, Wimbledon, the Nobel Prize Awards, the UEFA final and the Tour de France.
Esctoday.com will, from time to time, pay attention to the companies involved with the organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest.