Themistokleous also referred to the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a "learning moment" for his broadcasing company. The upcoming event is the biggest event ever in Cyprus and will be broadcast live in some 15 countries and on the internet, through www.junioreurovision.tv.
According to Munro Forbes, Executive Producer of the event on behalf of CyBC, some 300 people are involved with the production of which 100 from abroad.
Klitos Klitou, Multi-camera Director of the television show, has almost 20 cameras available to bring a crystal clear image to viewers all over Europe and the world. Two of them represent the latest technologies; The so-called spider camera, which is connected to four rigging points and can freely float over the audience, and the plunge camera, which can film under water. The spider camera was also used at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, but never before at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The sixth Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday, 22nd of November, and starts at 20:15 CET (21:15 local time). Guest stars are Evridiki and Dimitris Korgalias, who represented Cyprus at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, and superstar Dima Bilan, who won this year's running of the Eurovision Song Contest with his song Believe. Bilan is scheduled to arrive in Cyprus on Friday morning. The guest stars will give a press conference at the Spyros Kyprianou Arena Friday afternoon.
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