TISCALI AND EBU IN WORLWIDE ONLINE PARTNERSHIP FOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2004
Tiscali will broadcast Europe's biggest television entertainment event live and completely free on its portals and on www.eurovision.tv.
Cagliari, May 12th 2004. Tiscali, the European Internet Communication Company that has always been an active supporter of the union in diversity is now supporting the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, the famous music event that has represented various different European cultures since 1956.
Having successfully broadcast numerous music events including concerts by U2 and Sting, the MTV Europe Music Awards and recently www.46664.com, the biggest joint web event ever staged, Tiscali once more confirms its position as the ideal Internet partner for the streaming of top quality audio and video events thanks to its special Content Delivery Network.
Following an agreement with the EBU, European Broadcasting Union, the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world, Tiscali will transmit online the webcast of the semi-final and final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, live from Istanbul on May 12th and 15th at 9.00 p.m. Numerous artists representing a total of 36 countries will be appearing on stage at the Abdi Ipekci stadium, as well as some of the biggest names in international music, including, ABBA, Céline Dion, Julio Iglesias, Cliff Richard, Udo Jürgens and Olivia Newton-John. ABBA fans can also view a previously unreleased video of the famous Swedish group, which will be premiered online by Tiscali.
Visiting http://www.tiscali.cz/musi/musi_center_040511.733391.html Internet users will be able to see the webcast of the 2 hours semi-final and the 3 hours final as well as exclusive backstage images.
Tiscali S.p.A., (Nuovo Mercato, Milan: TIS, Nouveau Marché, Paris: 005773), is the European Internet Communication Company providing broadband and narrowband access for consumer and business applications as well as innovative communications services and contents. As of 31st December 2003, Tiscali had 7.8 million active users of whom 840,000 were broadband customers, growing steadily. In the first months of 2004, ADSL customers reached the 1 million mark. Tiscali's corporate website can be found at www.tiscali.com
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