AV CENTRE, Panasonic collaborate on Eurovision screen installation

Eight projection screens measuring 6.5m each and 130 flat panel displays were installed in the auditorium, green room and off-stage areas.

David Davies

The AV CENTRE and Panasonic provided a memorable visual experience for the crowd at The Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was won by bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst.

Eight projection screens measuring 6.5m each and 130 flat panel displays were installed in the auditorium, green room and off-stage areas, to ensure waiting contestants and the audience didn’t miss a single note or vote from the show. 

A number of different Panasonic products were used, including the TH-80LF50, an 80” LCD professional display, as well as a selection of 50”, 42” and 32” screens. The show also utilised Panasonic’s flagship 20,000 lumens PT-DZ21K projector, in addition to 13,000 and 6,500 lumens projectors.

Mikkel Behrend, rental manager at AV CENTER, said: “In close collaboration with Panasonic, we managed to meet the organiser’s high expectations by providing a reliable, state-of-the-art technology solution at an extremely competitive cost. We hope to work with Panasonic again when delivering such visual solutions for large-scale events.”

Karoly Neumann, Nordic country manager for Panasonic, said: “The event is watched by over 170 million people at home, but for the 11,000 people who get to watch live, it’s important that they feel part of the action. The high resolution of the multiple screens gave the audience and contestants a crisp and colourful image and made sure they enjoyed their night.”