Studio Babelsberg joins TPG’s global studio platform
TPG Real Estate Partners has officially purchased the historic German studios, which recently played host to The Matrix Resurrections
Vodafone, Sky Deutschland try out 5G multiview app
App provides five additional camera perspectives in HD, allowing Sky customers in the stadium to switch between angles, analyse controversial decisions and replay key...
Bundesliga launches interactive stream that lets broadcasters personalise feed
Technology has been developed by the DFL Group alongside German company TeraVolt, which modified and enhanced its AI-based SaaS platform TVXRAY especially for the...
Netflix, German broadcasters join forces on sustainable production initiative
Group has set out 21 "must have specifications" with a production having to meet 18 of the requirements to be awarded a 'green motion'...
UHF frequencies should be preserved for broadcasting says German association
The Alliance for Broadcasting and Cultural Frequencies says UHF range between 470 and 694 MHz should not be given over to mobile communications
Studio Berlin separates control room from technology in new OB van
All the technical components for U10 are housed in a central equipment room in the support truck with a fibre interlink connecting the two...
NENT Group’s Viaplay expands to UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Viaplay will launch in the UK in the second half of 2022 and then in Germany, Austria and Switzerland during 2023
Germany’s Studio Babelsberg to expand, invest in new technologies
Studio Babelsberg is one of Europe's biggest studio facilities, with 21 sound stages
ViacomCBS partners with Sky to launch Paramount Plus in Europe
Announcement follows hot on the heels of last week's news that Comcast's streaming service Peacock will launch on Sky platforms later this year
Vodafone Deutschland updates broadcast centres for Tokyo 2020
Vodafone estimates it's saving around 2000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity each year across both locations
LOGIC enables Germany’s ZDF and ARD to employ IP functionality
Five newly designed racks are all based on SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-7 redundancy, including NMOS (IS-04/IS-05)
Germany’s Euro 2020 team camp employs 5G for media
Set-up at Hezogenaurach includes a 5G core network, 5G base station and external antenna for network coverage of the site
Studio Berlin selects Grass Valley’s highlights system as part of live workflow upgrade
New system is being designed as both as a single large replay system, or as separate units across Studio Berlin’s OB trucks as needed
Germany’s WELT studios employ entirely IP-based lighting technology
The ARRI System Group handled the consulting, planning, and turnkey installation of the studio lighting and control systems on behalf of system integrator Qvest...
Media Broadcast, LiveU successfully test 5G production use cases
Two companies collaborated on sending the signal from one HD camera via a LU800 unit
Case study: Recreating the technicolour era for Ku’damm 63
How ZDF drama series Ku'damm 63 was graded in both SDR and HDR
Germany’s ZDF and ARD talk Olympics remote production plans
Broadcasters will produce the majority of their coverage from Germany
HBO Max unlikely to debut in UK, Germany or Italy until 2025
Current licensing deals will stop the streamer's launch in certain territories
Sky Deutschland uses cinematic camera for Bayern’s Champions League match
Broadcast will employ ARRI ALEXA Mini for the first time
Zattoo’s streaming service certified carbon neutral
Zattoo calculated it created 692 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2019
Germany’s Media Broadcast to test 5G TV production
Company intends to examine and test connectivity, data throughput, latency, susceptibility to failure and reliability within various parameters
70,000 hours of content and we still can’t find anything to watch
Ampere Analysis warns the golden age of cheap content for SVoD companies is ending.
LiveU assists Sky Deutschland’s first 5G multi-cam sports broadcast
Handball match was produced using several smartphones equipped with LiveU’s software for real-time encoding and upstreaming to cover multiple camera angles.
Germany’s Bundesliga ‘planning international streaming service’
The DFL is said to be looking to launch a new OTT offering in the Middle East.
Sky Deutschland’s Das Boot sets sail in 8K and Dolby Atmos
Show will be the first international series available in 8K.
Sony develops custom smart production system for Germany’s SWR
The smart production set up contains future proof technology including Touch User Interface.
Analysis: Disney Plus’ European IPTV partnerships “have had little impact”
New report from Enders Analysis looks at European TV and video subscription platforms