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Host Services

Host Broadcaster

ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) is the host broadcaster for the Austrian Presidency, and will provide free of charge to any interested Austrian or international radio stations and television channels audiovisual material in broadcast quality (HD) on informal ministerial meetings, meetings with EU institutions, meetings with third countries and individual conferences taking place in Austria.

Audiovisual material will be broadcast via EbS, the European Union’s TV information service (schedule: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/schedule.cfm and satellite reception: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/ebs/satellite.cfm?sitelang=en) and can be downloaded in real time via the website of the European Commission’s Audiovisual Services at https://ec.europa.eu/avservices/.

The live feed of the audiovisual material can be received in the TV and radio booths and the SNG parking spaces at the permanent conference and media centre. Additional broadcasting requirements should be notified to the host broadcaster and will incur charges.

The host broadcaster will provide the following audiovisual material on informal Council meetings as well as any political conferences:

  • arrivals & doorsteps in the original language
  • handshakes (welcome by the host) in the original language
  • tour-de-table
  • Austrian Presidency press conference (in the original language as well as in German, English and French)

With regards to current coverage, rights of use are not limited in time or space.

The Austrian Presidency will make available 11 TV and radio booths in the permanent conference and media centre. The standard fitting includes one basic ISDN access point (radio booths), one LAN access point, one TV monitor, 220V power supply and four workstations. Any additional technical requirements should be notified to the host broadcaster and are subject to a fee.

Parking spaces for SNGs will be provided in the immediate vicinity of the ACV as well as at individual event venues. The host broadcaster will allocate these spaces on a first come, first served basis.

The host broadcaster will provide the following additional services:

  • technical support
  • registration for and allocation of stand-up positions
  • registration for and allocation of TV and radio booths
  • registration for and allocation of SNGs

For queries and bookings, please contact the host broadcaster directly:

host.eu2018@orf.at

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will also be present at certain events. In this case interested TV stations are serviced by means of cooperation between the EBU and ORF.

EBU – Contact Details:

www.eurovision.net/broadcast-services-production/ops/newsevents.php

Host Photographer Services

All official photos taken by the host photographer team will be published on the Austrian Presidency's Flickr channel (www.flickr.com/eu2018at). Here you can find, in particular, photos of informal ministerial meetings, meetings with EU institutions, meetings with third countries and individual conferences. The photos will be provided free of charge in digital format and printing quality and will include IPTC metadata.

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