Host broadcaster RAI has announced that the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast in 4K. This is the first time in the history of the contest that the broadcasts have been filmed using Ultra High Definition technology.
RAI has said that the broadcast of all 3 live shows will be available to viewers on their RAI 4K channel, with other broadcasters who also have 4K channels expected to also make this footage available to viewers. These include TVP (Poland), NPO (The Netherlands) and the BBC’s iPlayer service in the UK.
According to Eurovoix, two mobile production room trucks from The Netherlands and Sweden have been in place at the PalaOlimpico venue since mid-March to prepare for the 4K broadcast.
The contest was first shown in HD, or 1080p, at Helsinki in 2007.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on the 10th, 12th, and 14th of May. 41 countries were set to be competing in the 66th edition of the competition. Armenia and Montenegro have returned, but Russia will not be participating in this year’s competition.
Italy’s 2020 representative, Diodato, will perform as an interval act in the first semi-final, alongside a tribute to Italian dance music called The Dance of Beauty.
The slogan for this year’s Eurovision is “The Sound of Beauty” and you can see more about how the stage fits in with the concept here!
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News Source: Eurofestivalnews
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