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Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Fun Facts And Technical Figures Of The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Check out this list of fun facts and figures from the technical production, including a video of the behind the scenes technology.

Salvador Sobral of Portugal won the 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest, which was held May 9-13 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Florian Wieder designed the stage, with lighting design by Jerry Appelt, who also designed the lighting in 2011 and 2012. In cooperation with Litecom, PRG provided lighting, video, and rigging for the show.

PRG's GroundControl long throw followspot system made its European show debut, with four long throws accompanying 14 Bad Boy GroundControls. GLP's JDC1 LED hybrid stroboscopes were used on a production of this scale for the first time. Seventy-one million pixels, from a 680 m2 12mm pitch LED rear wall by ROE and 160 m2 LED floor, were covered by high-output Panasonic projectors. Green Hippo supplied eight media servers for video control and playback.

Check out this list of fun facts and figures from the technical production, including a video of the behind the scenes technology.

Fun Facts

•       Total amount of cable: 180 kilometers   

•       220 people required to run the live broadcast   

 Lighting: 

•       1,816 fixtures   

•       Consumes 854,000 watt   

•       67,000 control channels   

•       61km 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: 

•       1,000 sq.m. of LED screens   

•       71,000,002 pixel resolution   

•       12 media servers to handle all video content   

•      10 people required to create all content

•       56 high output Panasonic projectors   

•       4 High End MMS systems (moving mirror systems)

Sound: 

•       258 speakers   

•       825 600watt output   

•       212 microphones   

•      18 IEM systems (In ear monitor)   

•       152 IEM receiver (In ear monitor)   

•       13 sound desks 

•       34 people involved to run sound during broadcast    

Pyro:

•       48 flame units   

•       50 firing positions   

•       6 Heavy Fog Outlets   

Rigging: 

•       212 tons of rigged gear in the roof   

•       112 CyberMotion CyberHoists  

•       735 rigging points   

•       3,262 meters of truss   

•       42 riggers

Power: 

•       7 megawatts at full capacity   

•       18 generators   

•       20,000 liter of fuel used every day   

•       38.5 km of high voltage cable   

Stage: 

•       Weighs 30 tons   

•       350 sq.m. of performance area    

•       Height of 14 meters   

•       Width of 70 meters   

•       Depth of 28 meters   

•       8,000 work hours in pre-production   

•       40 stage techs to handle change overs during broadcast   

Broadcast

•       30 cameras in total, with 19 for show broadcast   

•      50 people involved to handle broadcast   

•       2 directors   

•       Used CuePilot   

•       1 2D camera and a 1D camera, 3 cranes, 2 dolly tracks   

Production: 

•       230 trucks of gear   

•       100 stage hands for load-in, 150 for load out   

Grandstands: 

•       22,000 pieces of scaffolding   

•       Weighs 450 tons

•       7,573 seats   

•       60 wheelchair seats

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