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07 May 2008 at 13:24 CEST

Marie While from StageOne and Mike Brockmann from PROCON Event Engineering frequently report from Belgrade to update you on the latest news from inside the Belgrade Arena. As wrote before, StageOne is the British company that took care of the stage building, while the German company PROCON is the main technical supplier of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest for lighting, sound, video, power, stage construction, rigging and the crucial OB-van, from where the director and his team will do their work during the rehearsals and live shows.

Serbian media are increasing their coverage of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, while nearly 2,000 journalists from across Europe will be travelling to Belgrade in just a few days. Today, EBU's television department Eurovision TV launched a Media Alert Service, to keep accredited journalists updated on the latest news in the lead up the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest.

As you might have noticed, is also available in Serbian. To our colleagues from the Serbian version of the website, Anja Rogljić, Deputy Executive Producer of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest at RTS, said: "We are now working on the finishing touch." Rogljić also explained the heavy involvement of Serbian fanclub in the organization of the Euroclub. Traditionally, the Euroclub is the place where delegations, artists and fans gather at night for the necessary relaxation, promotion gigs and after-parties during their stay in the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, the Euroclub is located at the Sava Centre, the same building as where the Press Centre is located.