The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today announced Tele2 as the Official Mobile Operator of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.
“We welcome Tele2 as Official Mobile Operator of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest," says Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the contest on behalf of the EBU. "Having a reliable communications infrastructure is key to the success of the event since it allows us to engage millions through televoting and means that we can reach out to those watching the event online throughout the rest of the world".
As the Official Mobile Operator of the Eurovision Song Contest, Tele2 has been granted extensive pan-European association, event, media and new media rights for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.
“Tele2 is already a natural part of Eurovision Song Contest since the whole area around the Globe Arena will be central to the event. The Tele2 Arena is a venue where we can engage our customers and all other visitors. We welcome all ESC fans to the world’s most modern arena. Through our technology, experiences and feelings can be shared, extended and amplified. As a partner to the ESC, we are given even more possibilities to create something unique and ground-breaking. We will elevate this event to a whole new level”, says Thomas Ekman, CEO of Tele2 Sweden.
The Eurovision Song Contest has a proud history of pioneering new broadcasting techniques and showcasing the latest technology. That tradition looks set to continue in 2016 with Sweden's broadcaster, SVT, working in partnership with Tele2.
The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place on the 10th, 12th and 14th of May at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.