Pay-TV operator KPN has brought the semi-finals, and will also broadcast Saturday’s final, using the immersive audio system.

Eurovision - Dolby Atmos

Dutch pay-TV provider KPN is using Dolby Atmos to bring a more immersive experience to Eurovision viewers in the Netherlands.

Tuesday and Thursday’s semi-finals were covered using the audio production system, with viewers who have the latest TV receiver and a TV or soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos able to receive the results on a temporary test channel.

Saturday’s final will also be broadcast using Atmos, meaning Eurovision fans in the Netherlands will be able to hear compatriot Jeangu Macrooy and his song Birth of a New Age with the latest tech. 

Javier Foncillas, VP commercial partnerships, Europe, at Dolby said: “Eurovision is a huge cultural event globally with countries like Australia and Israel even taking part in recent years.

“It’s great that the organisers are able to put on a live event this year, even if it is to a limited audience and it’s fantastic that KPN will allow Eurovision fans in the Netherlands to be able to experience the event in immersive Dolby Atmos and allow them to feel as if they are actually there in the auditorium in Rotterdam from the comfort of their homes.”