Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 11th October 2000; esctoday.com was founded as Eurovision Song Contest Today. This year, the independent Eurovision Song Contest website and community celebrates its 5th birthday. The anniversary will be celebrated with a brand new website, which is currently under construction and will be launched within several weeks. For a sneak preview of the design, have a look at the picture above!
Five exciting years
While the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 50th anniversary, we have our own small celebration, looking back at 5 years esctoday.com. More than 5,000 news articles, 25,000 emails, 65,000,000 page views and hundreds of phone calls after that rainy day in October 2000, esctoday.com's team is proud to be the home base of more than 17,000 members.
In 2004, esctoday.com established an official partnership with eurovision.tv and junioreurovision.tv, the official websites of the European Broadcasting Union.
Behind the scenes
In the upcoming period, we will regulary look back at five vibrand and exciting years. Are you curious about esctoday.com or how things work behind the scenes? Submit your questions to us and we will pick the most interesting questions and answer them on the website.
A new website?
To keep the website fresh, interesting and flexible, we change layout from time to time. In the upcoming release of esctoday.com, we aim to improve usability and page load, to make the site faster. To optimize esctoday.com, the entire layout will be programmed in a so-called style sheet (CSS).