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DAZN, Plazamedia extend production relationship

Deal includes a new studio space as well as the streamer's entire technical production capabilities in Germany

Sports streamer DAZN has extended its relationship with German production company Plazamedia, including its entire technical production capabilities in the region.

As part of the deal, Plazamedia has built a new 470 sq metre studio space in Ismaning near Munich.

The new DAZN Space employs a Steadicam, three cameras on pump tripods with box optics and two remote-controlled, ceiling-mounted PTZ cameras.

Plazamedia also operates the broadcast centre for all of the streamer’s German-language OTT platform content. This includes production  galleries, 15 live dubbing rooms, a central PCR (Production Control Room) as well as various editing suites and specially developed graphics and feed systems.

The centre is linked to the studio control room and playout, where central functions can be shared and live broadcast signals are available to all units. A production network enables fast file transfer between post production, archive and storage systems, studio control room and the central ingest and outgest at the PCR.

The TV control room uses a Sony XVS 8000 video mixer with four mixing levels. For the production of the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League, all parallel live feeds are available in the control room. In addition to the broadcast signals, there is the option of integrating communication tools such as vMix Call, Skype, Zoom conferences and other social media and graphics applications. 

Jens Friedrichs, chairman of the management board of Plazamedia said: “After many years of  successful cooperation with DAZN, we are very pleased to further expand our partnership starting this  season. The new ‘DAZN Space‘ impresses with its modern design, the high-resolution LED walls with  corresponding lighting design and state-of-the-art broadcast technology – another milestone in our activities for and with DAZN.“