In one of the most successful Eurovision Song Contest editions ever, with 186 million viewers between May 8 and 12, wTVision was the official technical supplier of the event responsible for all the data and graphics operations.
The show took place in the Altice Arena, in Lisbon, and was broadcasted in the 43 participant countries, making it one of the biggest TV productions in the world
The project included a PCR solution that combines wTVision’s Studio CG and R³ Space Engine (real-time 3D graphics engine) as well as a team of six operators. The voting data was imported in real time, integrating with the official provider, and the graphics were implemented by wTVision’s broadcast design team.
To guarantee the maximum efficiency of the live show, wTVision also developed a project specifically for Eurovision Song Contest, called the Host Voting System. Thanks to a web technology setup, directors and hosts of the show were provided with the most valuable information, such as qualified countries, countries currently voting and, eventually, the confirmation that Israel was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
The voting information was also provided to the commentators from the 43 participant countries, thanks to a system designed for that purpose, which allowed them to anticipate every scenario regarding the leaderboard.