Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – KPN, leading telecommunications, IT provider and market leader in the Netherlands, has been announced as an Official Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

This year’s Contest will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 12, 14 and 16 May. As Official Partner, KPN has been granted extensive association, event and digital rights for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Connectivity services

A key part of the partnership will be KPN’s delivery of connectivity services that will support the global distribution of the TV signal as well as wireless internet services on the ground at Ahoy.

“We commit ourselves as a partner to the Eurovision Song Contest in Ahoy Rotterdam and together with the NPO and EBU we will make it a great event”, says Mark Versteegen, director of sponsorship of KPN. “With ‘the network of the Netherlands’, we will ensure the right fiber optic, mobile and Wi-Fi connections before and during one of the largest European media spectacles ever organized in the Netherlands. Rotterdam and the whole of the Netherlands will be under the spell of the Eurovision Song Contest in May and together with many of our employees we will make an important contribution to the success of the organization with our reliable network.”

Dutch telecoms market leader

Regarding the partnership, Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Dutch telecoms market leader KPN as an Official Partner of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. KPN’s vital infrastructure support will prove invaluable in helping audiences around the globe enjoy the event and their internet services will allow the thousands of delegates, artists and journalists in Rotterdam to stay connected globally at the world’s largest live music event.”

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