NEWS published on 05 Oct 2010

Eurovision TV launches The Magic Circus Show at Mipcom A format inspited bz the magical world of the circus

Cannes (Mipcom), 5 October 2010 – Eurovision TV today announced the launch of its newest and brightest coproduction, The Magic Circus Show, a 100-minute prime-time family show involving children from all over Europe. 

“This is a true first for circus shows – a format that has never been made before,” says Nadja Burkhardt, Eurovision TV Project Manager for The Magic Circus Show.  “EBU Members have embraced this project with great enthusiasm from its inception.”

The Magic Circus Show is an entertainment programme to be  broadcast during the holiday season at the end of each year.  It is a rich mix of diverse circus acts involving children with a special circus talent from various European countries.  Each participating TV channel holds a casting session for children from circus schools, resulting in a selection of three acts per country.  With the help of their teacher or coach, these acts then prepare their performances individually or together.  The ultimate goal is to take part in a circus show recorded in Geneva under the real big top of the Christmas Circus.  The gala will consist of at least 18 acts and the show will be accompanied by the Magic Circus Orchestra.

The host broadcaster is Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) with Executive Producer Damien Ottet from 7 Street Productions.  Coproducers include France 3, RTP (Portugal), RTR (Russia), RTS (Switzerland), TROS (Netherlands), VRT Ketnet (Belgium).  The show has already been pre-acquired by RAI (Italy) and RTVSLO (Slovenia) .This is only the beginning as an even broader range of Members have already shown a strong interest in “sharing the magic” by taking part in the show next year.

Eurovision TV welcomes you to its stand at MIPCOM, Cannes (4–7 October)

Please come and learn more about The Magic Circus Show at the Eurovision TV stand:
Stand no. G3.01 (3 floor), Palais des Festivals.
Launch Cocktail of The Magic Circus Show, is at 17:30 on Tuesday 5 October at the Eurovision TV stand
Stand phone number: +33 (0)4 92 99 83 30


Press contact:
Karen Mazzoli, Eurovision TV Media Officer,  mobile: +41 79 7524549,
Project Manager of The Magic Circus Show:
Nadja Burkhardt:  mobile: +41 79 7512981,