Yesterday, November 23d, marked the Belgian launch event of EUscreen.

The EUscreen portal in its new form stepped out into the world on October 27th – World Day of Audiovisual Heritage – and was presented to the Belgian media during a press conference in Brussels.

The site was welcomed with great enthusiasm, and urged by stories on the radio and national news, people enthusiastically started perusing on the portal. This sudden great attention caused some issues with our servers. On the upside, the day turned out to be a fantastic stress test.

We apologise to those who have experienced slow response times and hope we can win back your trust. This day was a great test for the system and allowed us to make it more robust, more stable and more keen to process all of your enthusiastic search requests.

Meanwhile, we keep adding content and features to the site to make it a useful resource for all of the different user groups in each and every of the 18 European countries that contribute to the project.

An overview of Press sources:
De Redactie: 1.000 ITEMS UIT 50-JARIG VRT-ARCHIEF OP HET INTERNET
De Standaard: Europees televisie-erfgoed online op EUscreen
Gazet van Antwerpen: Europees televisie-erfgoed online op EUscreen
– Radio: A radio interview on Radio 2 with Philippe Van Meerbeeck (in Dutch)
– Radio: Studio Brussel’s Tomas Staat Op spent a great deal of attention on the portal.

A small overview of Twitter users who enthusiastically discovered the site: