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FRANCE: Presidential Election - 1st round

Paris & Hénin-Beaumont, FRANCE
Sunday 23 April, 2017

The first round of the French Presidential election is taking place this Sunday 23 April, 2017, two days after the Champs-Elysées attack. The second round will be held 2 weeks later on Sunday 7 May.

Polls suggest anti-Europe & anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen would win the first round. The former economy minister, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron (EM!) has been gaining support since the Fillon scandal broke on Jan. 25. The conservative candidate (LR) lost his early lead, as a result of the investigation into payments of public money made to his wife, Penelope Fillon, for work she may allegedly not have carried out. Communist-backed presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is closing in on rivals, turning the campaign into a four-horse race. Benoit Hamon, the farthest-left candidate of all who won the French Socialists presidential nomination in January is behind.

With up to a third of voters undecided, it is difficult to predict who of the front four will go head-to-head in the second round on Sunday 7 May.

Operation:

EUROVISION Special Events will offer the following facilities onsite:

1. Eurovision Special Events will establish its main broadcast center near the Champs Elysées, offering the Arc de Triomphe or Eiffel Tower as a background.
It is operational from 22 to 24 April, 2017 for the 1st round. For the 2nd round from 05 to 8th May, 2017.

Facilities:

        1. Facilities on Arc de Triomphe / Eiffel Tower - will include:

  • Standup positions for live programme inserts offering impressive views of the Arc de Triomphe or Eiffel Tower.
  • Tape playout (multi-format)
  • Non-linear editing with editor - FCP (deadline to order: April 20th).
  • Studio 2 to 3 cameras - Exterior, covered, fully equipped and crewed with views of the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower. Available for live or recorded programmes and interviews. -DEADLINE TO ORDER: April 18-
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network
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    2. Facilities overlooking Eiffel Tower from 58, Avenue Marceau - ONLY AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS 23 & 7:
  • Standup position for live programme inserts offering impressive views of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Tape playout (multi-format)
  • Studio 2 cameras - Exterior, fully equipped and crewed with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Available for live or recorded programmes and interviews. -DEADLINE TO ORDER: April 18-
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network



    3.
    Eurovision Special Events will also offer services, on election day only (23/04), from the main campaign party headquarters or militants gathering of the Le Pen (FN), Fillon (LR), Macron(EM!), Mélenchon (FI) & Hamon (PS) (FLEX Only) for the first round. Services will be provided at the remaining two parties during the second round. Facilities will include:
  • Standup positions for live programme inserts
  • Tape playout (multi-format)
  • Connectivity to the Eurovision Global Network
  • From Hamon (PS)- HD/SD EUROVISION FLEX IP Hybrid Connectivity only to the Eurovision Global Network

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