UKRAINE – Eurovision 2017 organisers in Ukraine held a press conference today presenting the official data for the event. Here are the data given:
64,000 spectators attended the 9 Eurovision shows, 37,4% of them were international audience, 9,500 was the venue capacity, 7,110 the average number of spectators in each show, 2,5 million Euros revenues from ticket sales, Grand Finals family show (afternoon dress rehearsal) was sold out for the first time ever
Eurovision 2017 budget reached the amount of 20,4 million Euros, 17.6 million given by UA:PBC, 2,8 million revenues from sponsorships, initially 25 million Euros allocated for the event, 17,6 million out of 22,2 million were spent, 4,58 million to be saved. EBU member fees and international sponsors not yet calculated and added in the official data
Ukrainian companies got 55% of the budget and 45% to foreign companies. International companies were from: Ukraine, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Austria, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Greece, Slovenia. Security cost 1 million Euros
417,000 visited the Euroclub and Eurovillage. In total 10,541 accreditations given (press, fans, delegations, organisers, employees etc). 800 daily passes were issued
The largest screen in the history of Ukraine was installed (total area 1100 m, 71,000,000 pixels), 61 video projectors were used to create a unique arch design for each country presentation. 2100 lighting devices were used, including of press center. Behind the screen was installed a matrix of about 300 lighting devices. 258 sound speakers, instead of using the system to dry out the noise of the hall. 212 microphones (+20 in the press center), 152 in-ear monitors. On the live broadcast have worked 34 sound specialists
A total of 20 cameras were used for the broadcast, a unique 1D camera that descended from the ceiling to the surface of the stage, 2D camera which flew from the Greenroom to the stage arch, 3 cranes, one of which was the longest crane in Ukraine – 17 m, 2 automated rake systems, one of which was mounted on the stage.
The press center simultaneously accommodated 1500 press representatives and 500 accredited fans.