The 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest could confirm a new era in televoting for the Eurovision Song Contest itself. The traditional voting window after all participating entries have performed will be no more! Instead, voting lines will open at the start of the show and remain open until after the last performance. This was first trialled during the broadcast of Congratulations last year.
Digame, the German telecommunications company and affiliate of Deutsche Telecom, will once again be responsible for collecting the televotes from around the continent, verifying them and delivering the results to Svante Stockselius. They are also prepared to block any attempts to rig the result, with telephone numbers allowed to make no more than 20 votes.
The official CD and DVD will once again be released. The CD will be available across Europe on November 15th. The DVD will be released soon after the show.
Esctoday.com has confirmed that the press centre for journalists will officially open on Monday 27 November, under the hall of the arena in Bucharest. TVR will be providing both desktop machines and printers, as well as many laptop points for the journalists present to ensure speedy news coverage.