Eurovision 2019: Two core team members appointed by KAN

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Today, it has been confirmed that the Israeli broadcaster – KAN – has appointed 2 key core team members for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, those being the Executive Producer and the Editor in Chief and Lead Director.

With preparations getting under last month following the Israeli teams’ meeting at the EBU headquarters in Geneva, the country’s broadcaster has today revealed the 2 key core team members for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The 2 confirmed core team members consists of the Executive Producer and the joint Editor in Chief and Lead Director.

Zivit Davidovitch confirmed as Executive Producer

First to be confirmed is the Executive Producer: Zivit Davidovitch. Mrs. Davidovitch is set to join KAN – the Israeli host broadcaster – next month, currently working as the Vice President Contest and Production at Channel Ten in the country.

Mrs. Davidovitch has consistently worked at Channel Ten for a total of 14 years, starting as Head of Production before moving on as Vice President Production 3 years later.

Zivit Davidovitch | © Yossi Tzooker

Mrs. Davidovitch’s roles at Channel Ten has earned the new Executive Producer vast experience when it comes to the production of live and big events, including the biggest sporting events such as the World Cup and the Euro Cup.

Other additional events in Mrs. Davidovitch’s résumé include Miss Israel, Survivor, Beauty and the Geek and The Bachelor.

Past roles from Mrs. Davidovitch’s also include being Head of Production for Herzliya Studios – a major television studio in Israel – as well as having worked at CBS News in the United States.

Editor in Chief and Lead Director determined

KAN has also confirmed today the joint Editor in Chief and Lead Director for the upcoming Israel-hosted competition: Yuval Cohen.

Mr. Cohen is no stranger to the world of Eurovision, having previously worked on the Israeli national selection back in 2010, serving as the Head of Programmes and Development. Other projects include The Voice and Dancing with the Stars, also working on a number of live television events over the years.

Harel Skaat during the Israeli national selection for Eurovision 2010

Throughout his years of experience, Mr. Cohen has worked on many channels throughout Israel, including Channel Ten and Channel 2 (Reshet). Mr. Cohen has previously served as Reshet’s Editor in Chief for numerous productions, having also worked as Chief Editor of the private Israeli leading production company, Gil Productions.

Over the coming weeks and months, the Israeli team and the EBU will work on the forthcoming preparations for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, with further details expected to be unveiled over the coming weeks.