Ola Melzig the Technical Director of the Eurovision Song Contest has traveled to Minsk, to gauge BTRC’s plans for this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Mr Melzig traveled to Minsk as the Belarusian national broadcasters preparations for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest progress further. The Technical Director visited the Minsk Arena which will be the venue of the contest in November. He looked in to the possibilities of the sports and entertainment venue and gave advice on logistics of the staging such as where it is better to place the green room.
The Technical Director was also taken around BTRC to gauge the technical understanding of the Belarusian national broadcaster. He was taken to see the filming of “I Know!”, one of the broadcasters flagship programs.
Mr Melzig told BTRC that;
I liked the LED screens and the lighting solution of the site. And the mock-up of the stage of the Junior Eurovision is not just incredibly beautiful, it also satisfies from the technical point of view all the requirements of the Eurovision team, that there should be a wonderful TV picture.
The 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on November 25 in Minsk, Belarus after the country won the bidding process before the 2017 contest even began. This is the second time that Belarus will have hosted the contest, having hosted the show in 2010.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the contest:
- Belarus – Host nation
- The Netherlands