"We are very glad to announce our partnership with OSRAM today as with their contribution to the show lighting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is set to be once again a unique, state-of-the-art production," says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor on behalf of the EBU.
"We transform the largest entertainment spectacle in the world into the largest lighting technology event with our light systems," commented Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Osram Specialty Lighting Business Unit. "We want to turn the show into a really unforgettable event for the audience."
As the Official Lighting Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest, OSRAM has been granted extensive global association, event, media and new media rights for the upcoming events in Austria. OSRAM is contributing the majority of the entertainment lighting.
In particular, this includes stage lighting from Osram subsidiary Clay Paky which will make the Eurovision Song Contest a breathtaking spectacle. Osram will also be presenting Lightify. Lightify is an innovative LED lighting system controlled via a smartphone app.
Visitors to the Eurovision Village at Rathausplatz will be able to use Lightify to cast their "votes" and show support for a song. The square will be bathed in red light to signify maximum points, and blue at the other end of the spectrum to indicate one point. If you want to see what that looks like, come along and see for yourself!
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place on the 19th, 21st and 23rd of May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. The shows will be co-produced by the Austrian EBU Member ORF and the EBU.