Behind the scenes


A picture of the stage and the audience from the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Song Contest, Malmö 2013

Photo by Ralph Larmann

A 360 degree entertainment company


Eurovision Song Contests

First ever

International version of the ESC Format

22 seasons

Of Melodifestivalen


Kristallen awards, Golden rose winner, Emmy nominated

Voxovation is a leading entertainment company that was founded in 2018 with a clear vision of expanding the global reach of the iconic Eurovision Song Contest. Through the acquisition of the format rights from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Voxovation has become a driving force behind the growth and development of this beloved musical competition.

In 2022, Voxovation launched the first-ever version of the Eurovision format outside of Europe, the "American Song Contest," on NBC in the USA. This groundbreaking event showcased the exceptional talent and diversity of the American music scene, while also introducing the Eurovision brand to a wider audience in North America.

Voxovation is now poised to take the Eurovision format to even greater heights. As a truly innovative company, Voxovation has brought together the expertise of the most experienced Eurovision producer team with cutting-edge entertainment executives and state-of-the-art innovation.

To ensure the continued success and expansion of the Eurovision brand, Voxovation is focused on not only delivering jaw-dropping entertainment and nail-biting drama but also exploring new ways for audiences to enjoy and engage with the show. This includes developing new business models and revenue streams that can support the growth and evolution of the Eurovision Song Contest for years to come.

With a passionate commitment to the Eurovision brand and a clear vision for the future, Voxovation is well-positioned to meet the challenges of an ever-changing entertainment landscape. Whether it's through groundbreaking productions, innovative technology, or new business strategies, Voxovation is up for the challenge of taking Eurovision to even higher levels of success and global popularity.

A picture of the stage and the audience from the Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision Song Contest, Malmö 2013
Photo by Ralph Larmann

The team behind the success

Led by CEO Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone, President and COO, Voxovation brings together some of the top global minds in entertainment, music and television. Christer Björkman, who famously performed on the Eurovision Song Contest and later became one of its longest-running contest producers; Anders Lenhoff, one of Europe’s top creative producers. With operations based in Los Angeles.

Canada, USA & Latin America

Peter Settman
CEO & Founder
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Peter Settman is a leading TV entrepreneur and Producer in Scandinavia. He founded and ran Baluba, which grew into the largest independent Production Company in the region before Settman sold it in 2009. He then started Brain Academy, which is now part of the powerful NEnt Group and an industry leading production company for scripted content with operations in Europe and the US. Among his producer and director credits are Melodifestivalen, Playa del Sol and Swedish Dicks. Remarkably, Peter Settman also has a very successful career as a host for prime time entertainment, having been awarded Kristallen as Best Swedish Television host twice.
Christer Björkman
Head of Music & Founder
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Christer Björkman is a living legend among Eurovision fans. An avid fan of the competition since early childhood, he competed as an artist representing Sweden in the ESC in 1992, but his true legacy began in 1991 when he was appointed Contest Producer and Creative Director for ”Melodifestivalen”, the Swedish Selection Show for the ESC. At the time Melodifestivalen was a crumbling format in steep decline, but with Christer Björkman at the helm it quickly turned into one of the the biggest TV success stories in the World. It has been, by far, the biggest Entertainment Show in Scandinavia by almost two decades, with ratings up to 40% of the population and a share of 85% and beyond for the Grand Final every year. During Björkman’s reign Sweden has won the ESC twice, making it the second most successful competing country in history. Christer Björkman is also the most experienced Eurovision Contest Producer ever with 5 ESC:s, and is consulting for broadcasters all over Europe. Christer Björkman was awarded a Rose d’Or for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Greg Lipstone
COO & President
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Prior to joining Voxovation, Lipstone was CEO of All3Media America and President of Propagate Content. Earlier, he was a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners, a leading talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. Lipstone oversaw the agency’s international television and media department. Prior to ICM he spent 21 years at The William Morris Agency rising to Head of the Television Project Development Department. He won 2 Emmy awards for Executive Producing “United Shades of America” for CNN and was nominated for “Undercover Boss”. Lipstone is credited with packaging numerous successful television series including Dancing with the Stars (ABC), The Office (NBC), Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares (FOX), Undercover Boss (CBS), Million Second Quiz (NBC), Secrets and Lies (ABC), Wilfred (F/X), Skins (MTV), Ugly Betty (ABC), I Can Do That (NBC), Beyond Scared Straight (A&E), The People’s Couch (Bravo), Top Gear (History), Chrisley Knows Best (USA), Prime Suspect (NBC), Nanny 911 (FOX), The Chase (GSN), Money From Strangers (MTV), Secret Princes (TLC), Guinness World Records Gone Wild (TruTV), Kids Say the Darndest Things (CBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC) and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC).
Anders Lenhoff
Chief Content Officer & Founder
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Anders Lenhoff is one of the elite TV Creatives in Europe. In a career spanning almost three decades he has created, produced and/or directed 15 different TV Shows that rated above 10% of the population. Apart from serving as Show Producer for the Eurovision Song Contest as well as”Melodifestivalen”, his other credits include the first ever season of ”Expedition: Robinson”, which turned into the global success ”Survivor”, and international versions of the hit UK panel comedies ”QI” and ”Have I got News for You”. He also created and ran ”The Commission”, a 12 episode political Drama that was nominated for Prix d’Europe, produced the most successful comedy talk show ever in Sweden, the three biggest annual Award Shows, and directed the most successful long-running Swedish Drama Series, as well as two of the biggest sketch comedy series, ”Reuter & Skoog” and ”Hipp Hipp”. The latter won a Silver Rose as the best light entertainment in Europe.
Ola Melzig
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Ola Melzig is one of the most famous and experienced television and mega event production managers in the world. He has been Head of Production or Senior Technical Director for 15 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest in 12 different countries. This is the the biggest indoor event in the world and roughly three times the size of the biggest outdoor concert tours. He has also been Production Manager for events such as The Nobel Prize Awards Banquet, The Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Cinco de Mayo 150 years anniversary in Puebla, The European Games in Baku, as well as numerous award Shows and rock tours, including Ace of Base, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder to mention a few. He also frequently acts as a keynote speaker at events all over the world. Ola Melzig was crowned Production Manager of the Year at the TPI Awards in London 2017.
Markus Iwar
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Ben Kim
Head of Digital Commerce
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Nadja Zabouj
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
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Staffan Holm
Live Experience
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Melanie Dipietro
EBU Liaison
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Eduardo Clemesha
Market Specialist
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Raul Mateu
Market Specialist
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India & Southeast Asia

Paul Clarke
Creative Director, Blink TV
Stephanie Werret
Head of Production, Blink TV

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