Lawrence Boccolini on the Lushun Competition: “Name me Madam President!”

France Télévisions host Laurence Boccolini will preside over the competitors devoted to broadcast codecs for the upcoming Luchon TV Competition which can happen from January 31 to February 5 within the Pyrenees.

Is your job as competitors head targeted on streams, i.e. leisure, video games, pilots, and so forth., necessary to you?

Name me Madam President! The class merely didn’t exist. I’ve participated in lots of fantasy festivals, and in america or in England for instance, applications have been rewarded with numerous prizes, such because the 7 d’Or in France, which has not been there for a very long time. However all of those reveals characterize plenty of work by the animation, artistic, and improvement groups, and it’s nothing. And if you have a look at the massive channels, you can find a big share of the streams, i.e. leisure and non-fiction.

Furthermore, these are the applications that assure a cushty viewers for the channels …

Usually occasions, even when we’re not secure from dangerous crowds or industrial accidents! However sure it does assure a superb viewers and it’s within the collective unconscious. When folks discuss to you in regards to the nice reveals that made their childhoods, and their teenagers, it’s usually a gush. It has a humorous title. From a medical standpoint, streaming is not only leisure, you’ll be able to’t simply say leisure.

You’ll be accountable for selecting between a lot of applications, so will the duty be tough?

Sure, it will be very sophisticated, however the benefit we’ve got on the jury is that we all know plenty of proposals. eg “Fort Boyard” if you need, we all know! (Laughs) We’ve the benefit of with the ability to watch issues we don’t know and I’ve to be very cautious as a result of I don’t have the proper to vote for me (“Everybody desires to switch me” seems within the Video games class, editor’s notice). That stated, I’d by no means have voted for me! (Laughs)

Do a few of these applications curiosity you greater than others?

I don’t have a look at sure issues and can discover some, however I’m at all times very curious. As well as, these are works that I find out about so I need to know what they did, they’re painters I don’t know, new folks arriving who’re much less well-known. It’s at all times enjoyable to observe one thing else. I gained’t inform you, I don’t watch TV a lot as a result of I don’t have the time, nevertheless it’s true that I’ve a bit of Madeleine from Proust that I really like. However we’re a jury, so I’m not the one one who decides.

In keeping with the streaming broadcast, will you be offering commentary for the Eurovision Tune Contest with Stefan Bern in Could?

Sure, I’m very blissful that this yr the competitors might be held in Liverpool, the place I’ve virtually lived for 3-4 years. It’s a metropolis I really like and I’m beginning to give everybody my little addresses… However doing the night’s leisure is admittedly arduous as a result of it’s so lengthy. We’re caught in a 1 sq. meter area and I’m sitting on Stefan Bern’s lap! (laughs) It’s very lengthy nevertheless it’s enjoyable and the environment is at all times completely loopy. It was very good in Turin, however I feel will probably be nice in Liverpool! As well as, it’s Liverpool who obtain the Ukraine nationwide workforce, so I feel the night might be very touching.

Luchon TV Competition from Tuesday, January 31 to Sunday, February 5.