GENEVA, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
EUROVISION has added the Rose d'Or to their portfolio of top class events that include the world-renowned Eurovision Song Contest and a raft of hugely popular competitions including the Eurovision Young Dancers and the Eurovision Young Musicians.
The Rose d'Or has become one of entertainment television's foremost and longest-running international galas and will take place at an evening celebration in Brussels on Thursday 30 May.
EUROVISION Media Director Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser says it will be the first time the event takes place outside Switzerland, since its inception in 1961.
"We intend to scatter a little EUROVISION magic on the awards, which are a celebration of the Best of the Best in Entertainment programming," Ms Nyberg Frankenhaeuser said.
Excitement for the event is building. This year has seen a 38 per cent increase in entries across all six categories - Comedy, Sitcom, Game Show, Reality & Factual Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment. 327 programmes have been submitted from 129 production companies and broadcasters from 31 countries worldwide.
Previous British winners of the Rose d'Or include Monty Python, Coronation Street, and the very first award in 1961 was won by the Black and White Minstrel Show.
This year, the UK is the largest contributor followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Israel. Australia and Canada also feature in the top ten. Outside Europe, there are entries from India, China, South Korea and New Zealand.
The 52nd Rose d'Or event occurs on the penultimate day of the Media Summit, a EUROVISION event which attracts Europe's finest programme makers, content producers and commissioners. Tickets to Rose d'Or also entitle participation in the Media Summit. (Link to registration and Rose d'Or website)
The Rose d'Or
Location: The Square, Brussels
Date: 30 May, 2013 from 1900
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