No fewer than 42 countries were represented at the yearly event, and last year nearly 200 million people viewed the event, making the Eurovision Song Contest one of the most watched events in the world, providing a perfect stage for Barco to promote its innovative projectors.
To provide the video projections on the stage, Barco supplied 13 HDQ-2K40 projectors, all of which were equipped with XLD 8-5.5 lenses. Of these, 10 were combined with the MMS-200 moving mirror system, which allowed the positioning of images in multiple locations. Two further HDQ-2K40 projectors were used for video mapping, and one unit was used to visualise special effects. Two Barco FLM-HD18 and four Barco HDX-W20 projectors were also used for audience monitors.
This isn't the first time Barco has worked in partnership with the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2013, the event was powered by a total of 60 Barco projectors, and in 2014, 16 HDQ-units were used.
Gerben Van den Berg, the vice-president of sales for EMEA entertainment and corporate at Barco, said of the partnership: “Needless to say, we’re delighted to be the technical event supplier for Eurovision once again. Every year the show designers do their utmost to raise the bar and create a show that amazes, moves and inspires. We’re really proud to help them bring their impressive designs to life.”