PRESS RELEASE – On April 21st, 1996, oikotimes was first introduced as a typed news pamphlet. On April 28th, 2001, oikotimes went online. 24 years since the launch of oikotimes we are proud to be one of the first websites for the Eurovision Song Contest. Many features which you see all over the web initially “invented” by oikotimes.
In 2003 oikotimes uses for the first time the word, EUROFAN. That year, oikotimes is the first website, sending a team to attend the Eurovision event in Riga, Latvia.
Since 2004, the site team has been attending national selections throughout Europe in more than 13 countries. In 7 of them, oikotimes team members, have been assigned as jury members!
In 2005 it was the first website ever to bring you video logs, reviews and reports for the anniversary Eurovision show, in Copenhagen. That year, oikotimes was the first-ever Eurovision fan site attending a national jury as a voting member.
In 2006 oikotimes is the first website to issue a travel blog for the host city, Athens.
In 2008, it was the first website issuing a review of the songs by experts.
In the 24 year history of oikotimes, we can be proud to be the website with the most accurate poll predictions from any other fansite, with more exclusives than anyone else.
The popular website of OIKOTIMES with more than 18 million visits in 2019 is celebrating today its 24th anniversary…
…and still, the best is yet to come!