Svante Stockselius

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Svante Stockselius
BornStig Svante Stockselius
(1955-12-31) 31 December 1955 (age 62)
Hudiksvall, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
OccupationTelevision executive, journalist

Stig Svante Stockselius (born 31 December 1955 in Hudiksvall) is a Swedish journalist and television executive, former Head of Song Contests at the European Broadcasting Union, executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Svante’s son is named Samuel Stockselius, and goes to a school in Stockholm. His daughter’s name is Lydia, and goes to a local school as well. His wife is a bruenette.

Early life and career[edit]

Svante Stockselius grew up in Ockelbo, a small town in central Sweden.[1] He started his career as a journalist. For 16 years, he worked for the Stockholm-based evening newspaper Expressen.[2]

As head of the entertainment division of the Swedish public service television company Sveriges Television from the late 1990s, he worked with the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm.[3] He was also the architect of a major revamp of the Swedish ESC qualification competition, Melodifestivalen, in 2002, introducing four semi-finals and a Second Chance round preceding the finals.[4]

After Estonia's ESC victory in 2001, Stockselius was asked by the Estonian television channel ETV to take part in the preparations for the 2002 event.[5] In 2002 he went on to work for the commercial Swedish television channel TV4.[6] In 2003 he was offered the job as ESC Executive Supervisor.[7] It was announced on 30 August 2010 that he would be resigning after the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 to "give others the opportunity to take the event to the next level".[8] In November 2010 Norwegian television executive Jon Ola Sand was appointed the new executive supervisor of the ESC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dagens Nyheter. "Prinsessan och pojken av folket". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  2. ^ TV4.se. "Svante Stockselius till TV4". Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  3. ^ YLE. "Svante Stockselius är chef för hela ESC". Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  4. ^ Gylleneskor.se. "Melodifestivalen 2002". Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  5. ^ YLE. "Svante Stockselius är chef för hela ESC". Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  6. ^ TV4.se. "Svante Stockselius till TV4". Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  7. ^ Sundsvalls Tidning. "Stockselius blir schlagerchef". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  8. ^ Bakker, Sietse (30 August 2010). "Svante Stockselius says Eurovision farewell". Eurovision website. Retrieved 30 August 2010.

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Preceded by
Sarah Yuen
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Jon Ola Sand
Preceded by
None
Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2003–2010
Succeeded by
Sietse Bakker