Swedish broadcaster SVT has announced the team who will run Eurovision 2016. The team consists of  both Eurovision veterans and experienced TV pros to bring fresh ideas.

Details of the announcement, first made via Schlagerprofilerna, shows SVT’s dream team:

Martin Österdahl – Executive Producer
Martin is familiar to Eurovision. He lead ESC 2013 in Malmo, while SVT announced he would be Executive Producer of the 2016 contest just after Måns took the trophy in Vienna. Martin also produced live singalong show Sommarkrysset in 2005.

Johan Bernhagen – Executive Producer
He has produced many glamourous events, like the Royal Wedding in 2010. He was also included in the 2013 team.

Tobias Åberg – Head of Production
Tobias was part of the Eurovision 2013 team too. This year he will deal with technical issues.

Christer Björkman – Contest Producer
Christer, also known as Mr. Melodifestivalen, was the show producer of the 2013 contest. Now, he’ll cope with the treatment of the heads of delegations and the running order of the competing songs.

Sven Stojanovic – Show Producer
Sven has one of the most important jobs. He’ll be responsibe of the content of all three shows and how everything will look on TV. He has also directed Eurovision 2008 in Belgrade!

Lotta Loosme – Head of Communications
She has been SVT’s Marketing Director since 2009, and has also worked for TV3, TV4 and TV6.

Sofi Franzén – Head of Event, City and Partners
Sofi will deal with the tickets, events and other preparations in Stockholm. She’s organised more than 3,000 events, and is part of Eventyr.

Josephine Görander – Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Josephine is the Assistant to Director of Programmes at SVT.

Pressmeddelande från SVT! #eurovision Nu är ledningsgruppen för Eurovision Song Contest 2016 utsedd. De exekutiva producenterna Martin Österdahl och Johan Bernhagen har satt ihop ett Core team som har både erfarenhet från ESC 2013 och som kan se evenemanget med helt nya ögon. – Jag är glad och stolt att kunna presentera sju superproffs som ska leda arbetet med världens största tv-event. Tillsammans med Stockholms Stad ska vi göra allt vi kan för att höja ribban ännu ett snäpp, säger Martin Österdahl, exekutiv producent. Core team består av: Martin Österdahl – Executive Producer (Tidigare bl a Programdirektör på SVT, ESC 2013) Ytterst ansvarig och den exekutiva kontakten inom SVT och EBU samt projektets huvudsakliga talesperson. Johan Bernhagen – Executive Producer (Tidigare bl a ESC 2013, Det kungliga bröllopet 2010) Leder projektets dagliga verksamhet. Tobias Åberg – Head of Production (Tidigare bl a ESC 2013, Melodifestivalen) Ansvarar för den tekniska uppbyggnaden och genomförandet av ESC. Christer Björkman – Contest Producer (Tidigare bl a ESC 2013, Melodifestivalen) Ansvarar för tävlingsbidragens look and feel, startordning och Head of delegation services på arenan. Sven Stojanovic – Show Producer (Tjl från rollen som Creative Director på Meter TV) Ansvarar för tv-upplevelsen och allt innehåll i de tre sändningarna, förutom tävlingsbidragen. Lotta Loosme – Head of Communications (Tjl från rollen som marknadschef på SVT) Ansvarar för varumärkesfrågor, press och marknadsföring. Sofi Franzén – Head of Event, City and Partners (Tjl från rollen som VD på eventbyrån Eventyr) Ansvarar för eventupplevelsen av ESC samt för frågor kopplade till sponsorskap och biljetter. Josephine Görander – Executive Assistant and Office Manager (Tjl från rollen som chefsassistent på SVT) Kontorschef för ESC och backar upp Core team i ledningen av projektet.

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This team was formed by Martin Österdahl and Johan Bernhagen. It includes ambitious Swedes with previous Eurovision experience, like ESC 2013. “Together with the city of Stockholm, we will do our best to reach a whole new level”, stated Martin.

But the big question now is who will host the show?

Photo credit: SVT

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#MarioVision
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#MarioVision

@ The Gay Pride Parade of the acts did not take too long time…Just few minutes only…So i do not justify that it bugs you & you make a deal of it..
I hope that the Swedes will keep this 4 next year’s Vision 4 a fourth time in row <3 🙂

davve
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davve

I hope SVT bring ESC to a new level in 2016!

jasmine
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jasmine

@Duff

I love Edward’s work as well and hope he will be involved somehow, although not too much due to him being unable to attend as the swedish commentator in 2013 .. Which was very sad. It’s not the same without him guiding us swedes through the show. Hopefully he will make time for both next year.

PP
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PP

I hope that we don t have so long opening final with 80 % of time is parade of nation in final (Sweden gave us this in 2013 and we had same in 2014,2015), it took so many minutes, especially this year in Vienna we had contest from 21 CET to 01., 4 hours of contest. Without parade of nation, so long openig Eurovision can be 3 hours long.
I dont like also to producer decide running order, we had

#MarioVision ~ The MeloDiFestivalen of Gay Love :)
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#MarioVision ~ The MeloDiFestivalen of Gay Love :)

Oh…These people must be the best of the best.. 🙂
Couldn’t be anymore more GreAtY visionary team than this.. 🙂
I only know Mr Christer Bjorkman..
The men seem nice…The 2 of them that stand in the middle among the ladies are handsome 🙂
And the 3 women ladies look all nice.. 🙂
The Super 8 Hero Team of our Vision 2016 <3 🙂

Duff
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Duff

@Robyn. Oh good. Thanks for the clarification Robyn. SVT would be crazy if they didn’t bring back Lynda Woodruff at least once in 2016!

Sarah Boucher
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Russia’s tolmachevys will sing elvis/andre c. at think it up telethon!

MTD
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MTD

Oh, I love them. Specially Sven which did AMAZING camera work back in 2008. I think that he did other ESCs, but I am not sure. And Martin did a terrific job back in 2013.

Great job Sweden. Will you adopt me now? 🙂

Katerina
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Katerina

Great!, i hope now SVT will select Helena Paparizou & Måns Zelmerlöw to host Eurovision 2016, Will be AMAZING!

Swedish????????
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I like this but let’s hope they have something that doesn’t just mimicking the 2013 edition in terms of style and production. A setup like melodifestivalen would be super but just stay in one city ????

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Oostenrijk: Christer’s not the executive producer this time. His focus in 2016 is going to be Melfest, with a smaller role in Eurovision. And I think he’s not on the EBU steering group anymore – but I can’t find a link to confirm.

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Duff: These are production roles rather than creative roles, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he was later announced with some sort of scriptwriting/lol-wrangling role. 🙂

I saw an Instagram post from Emir Kapetanovic – the regular Melfest chief hair/make-up guy – that suggested he’d had an interesting meeting with SVT regarding Eurovision 2016. Hmmm…

Duff
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Duff

I don’t know, I would have loved to seen Edward af Sillén’s name in that list

Oostenrijk
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Oostenrijk

oh look, it’s Christer – again. Mr Eurovision Producer, Melfest Producer, Head of Delegation, Mr. EBU Steering Comissioner…. so many functions in one person – what a manly man! I wonder how can keep up being fair and objective and remain unbiased?! What’s his secret?