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Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – Custom Show Solutions by PRG

15/05/2019

This year it is in Tel Aviv that the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will choose its’ winner. And – as in many previous years– PRG will be part of it again, delivering customized show solutions for rigging and video that will ensure an efficient roll-out of the show and offer the audience an unforgettable show.

 


"Florian Wieder, the set designer, created some unique elements for this year’s show", explains Ingo Rehnert, Senior Account Manager PRG. On one hand there are the triangles in the ceiling of the main stage. On the other hand, we have the LED strips in the ceiling of the Green Room. The customized triangle structures, which were developed by our special construction department, integrate the VER Blades.
According to John van Look, Head Rigger Production PRG Germany, the weight distribution and static calculation, in function of the suspension capacities of the venue, was the biggest challenge, considering the amount of automation technology that needed to be integrated in the ceiling.

The main elements at the back of the stage are the rotating LED panels, which are composed of ROE CB5 and mounted on turntables with customized metal frames in which the LED panels are integrated.

Another great element for the show is the LED floor on the main stage, which consists of Black Marble 4 modules, which were integrated in the Domino developed by PRG for fast and time saving assembly.

Ola Melzig, Head of Production ESC 2019, resumes: "Our job is to highlight 41 songs and for them to be unique. There are not that many companies in the world that can deliver that amount of high-end products – and that is delivered by PRG!"

We would like to thank:
KAN – KAN Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation
Meytal Cohen (TV Producer)
Shay Bonder (Head of Video & Technologies)
Avishay Giladie (Technical Director Show)
Tarmo Krimm (Senior Technical Director)
Johannes Schau – (Head Rigger EBU)

M&M Production Management AB
Ola Melzig (Head of Production)
Tobias Aberg (Head of Production)

Florian Wieder – Wieder Design (Set Designer)

We would also like to thank all the parties and people involved whom we had the opportunity to work with on this great production.

PRG Tech Facts

Video:
- 450m2 ROE CB5
- 100m2 ROE Black Marble 4 with PRG Projects Domino LED Frames (LED Floor)
- 16 x Panasonic PT DZ-21 Projectors
- 2.200 VER Blades - 90cm
- 4 x Disguise d3 VX4 Media Server
- 4 x GrandMa2

Special Construction:
- triangle aluminum frames (250x250x250cm) for VER Blades in the main stage ceiling
- triangle Pod for VER Blades for main stage kinetic section ceiling

Rigging:
- 3.800 m truss
- 650 hoists BGV D8 / D8+
- 300 m horizontal live line system

340 tons of material in total
Production period: 21st March – 03rd June (almost 11 weeks)
Crew: 35 Riggers + 18 Technicians
Number of Trailers: 32 x 40" Containers

 

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