Category: Eurovision

Download the Live Commentary iOS app for Eurovision

A big thank you to The Lab at O2 for all their help in the last few weeks as they developed ESC Commentary, an IOS app to support the Eurovision Song Contest communities at ESC Insight and EscXtra. What does it do? You’ll get a live commentary from the team in the press room (and it’s not the same as our long running Alternative Commentary MP3, which you can find here). During each Eurovision show you can hit the green thumbs up button, or the red thumbs down button, to share your view on the song, and the worm will show the combined thoughts of

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Educate, Entertain, Inform, Eurovision

In the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Jacob asked me if I could write a piece for ‘About the BBC’, a blog that “explains what the BBC does and how it works.” Beyond the obvious three hours of Saturday telly, what else does the Contest offer the broadcaster? t’s subtle, but I reckon the Eurovision Song Contest hits the three original tenets of the BBC – to educate, to inform, and to entertain. The Eurovision provides one way of looking at population movements across Europe via the often commented on voting process. Is there any other mainstream programme

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Terry Vision makes it into ‘Time Out’ magazine

Eurovision season is hotting up, and ESC Insight’s senior interviewer Terry Vision is in demand! Here’s Time Out on his appearance at the London Preview Party: It wasn’t all music on the bill, incidentally. There was a brief sketch interlude which included Nicki French having a chat with a puppet version of Terry Wogan (called Terry Vision for legal reasons). Pictures as well!

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