On Saturday 31 July at 21:00 CEST, a never-seen-before HD (high definition) cut of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 held in Athens will be broadcast for the first time. Fans will be able to watch it for free and together on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
Although the first Contest to be fully produced and broadcast in HD was the Helsinki 2007 show by Finnish broadcaster YLE, it was Greek broadcaster ERT, along with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), Rai, the BBC and other EBU Members, that pioneered HD technology by testing the format at the Athens 2006 Contest.
Large parts of the Athenian extravaganza were filmed in high definition to gather artistic and scientific knowledge for future shows, but the footage was never intended to be used as part of the broadcast.
What can you expect? As HD was in its development stage the tapes do not show any graphics giving you a nice insight into what happens on stage during the postcards. To give you the true Eurovision Song Contest feeling, the voting will still be visible in the show.
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Watch Eurovision 2006 in HD for the very first time!
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