As part of its coverage of next summer’s Euro 2024 championship in Germany, RTL Deutschland has agreed a full production partnership with Deutsche Telekom to employ 5G.
The solution has been piloted by the two companies and is now being officially launched for other media companies to employ.
Matthias Dang, co-CEO RTL Deutschland said: “We are very pleased to be able to drive this development forward as a partner with our extensive live TV know-how and Telekom’s high level of technological expertise. Telekom’s 5G standalone network meets the high demands of TV production.”
“We will increasingly use the technology for live broadcasting in the future. With RTL+, we have already established a successful partnership with Telekom at MagentaTV. For UEFA EURO 2024, we most recently agreed a full production partnership. Our collaboration on 5G live production is now another milestone in technology development and innovation in the German TV market.”
During tests, RTL and Deutsche Telekom’s technical teams transmitted video signals in real-time using 5G network slicing, which allows multiple, virtual network slices to operate independently of each other.