Media working facilities
Address: Helsinki Fair Centre, Messuaukio 1, FI-00521 Helsinki
|Thursday 7, September: 12.00 – 23.00|
|Friday, 8 September: 07.00 – 23.00|
|Saturday, 9 September: 07.00 – 24.00|
|Sunday, 10 September: 24 hrs|
|Monday, 11 September: 24 hrs|
|Tuesday, 12 September: 00.00 – 12.00|
Shared work stations in the media centre include:
- Connection to Local Area Network (LAN) via cable
- Access via LAN to a shared printer
- 1 telephone per 2 work stations
- Wall sockets: 2-pin 230 volts 50 Hz
- Some work stations are equipped with fixed computers (mainly with Nordic keyboards)
Other facilities for shared use:
- Fax machines
- WLAN network
Despite the use of the best technology, the limited number of available frequency bands will restrict the use of wireless communication in the media centre. Therefore, it is recommended to access the web via cable instead of WLAN.
Additional IT services, for instance ISDN connections, should be ordered before 31 August from TeliaSonera, the IT service provider. The fees for additional services will be charged to the user.
Contact person at TeliaSonera:
Ms Maj-Lis Lehessalo
Tel. + 358 204 060 323
Radio and television booths
YLE, the Presidency’s host broadcaster, will provide radio and television booths free of charge for use by the media.
The booths will have the following standard equipment and services:
- Table 80 cm x 160 cm
- Two office chairs
- Desk lamp
- One telephone, connected to an analogue telephone line
- Internet connection (one rj45 connector, Ethernet-type, connection 10/100 mbit/s)
- Electrical supply: grounding-type socket outlets, total 4 sockets, EURO 230V/50Hz, max 16A fuse
- TV 26” LCD
- Rf-antenna outlet, carries host broadcaster channels and a set of public channels
Additional IT services, for instance ISDN connections, should be ordered before 31 August from TeliaSonera, the IT service provider. The fees for additional services will be charged to the user. Contact information can be found under “Working facilities for media”.
Finland’s national public service broadcasting company YLE will act as the host broadcaster during Finland’s EU Presidency and provide services in cooperation with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union).
For radio and TV working facilities and platforms, please contact YLE directly.
Contact persons in YLE
Ms Paula Hertzman
Tel. + 358 40 830 2822
Ms Monika Arnö,
Tel. + 358 40 7437120
Outside broadcasting vehicles
Parking spaces for broadcasters' SNG-trucks and OB-vans will be provided at the venue and allocated by the host broadcaster. The trucks should be in place on 6 September at 18.00. Please, inform the host broadcaster about your arrival. Contact information can be found under "Host broadcaster" on this page.
Additional IT services for the vans are to be ordered before 31 August from TeliaSonera, the IT service provider. The fees for additional services will be charged to the user. Contact information can be found under “Working facilities” on this page.
Short time licences for transportable earth stations can be obtained from Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA).
FICORA: Application for a licence for an earth station