Following its deal to secure the free-TV rights to the NFL until 2028, RTL Deutschland has kicked off its coverage of the 2023 season with a brand new live studio.
Designed by Veech x Veech, whose credits also include studios for the UK’s Sky News and Red Bull Media House in Austria, the new studio has been specially designed for NFL coverage and features Leyard Europe LED screens.
The NFL studio design encompasses an open, 360-degree accessible area featuring four central LED walls. Its centrepiece is a large, curved video wall spanning 11.5m in length and 2.7m in height, composed of s 38 by 4 Leyard AT 1.5mm LED panel.
The studio also includes a dedicated desk along with a vertical LED wall to display social media posts as well as a third desk, featuring two additional LED walls. The design also features a 6 x 4 panel Leyard AT 1.5mm, a 5 x 5 TVF 1.2mm, and a 5 x 5 TVF 1.2mm LED screen, alongside a 12 x 4 CLI-Flex 1.3mm used as a LED table surface, which display graphics and statistics during the broadcast.
“A key challenge was ensuring seamless collaboration within the broader team, which included set builders, electricians, and various other crew members, all of whom were working to a tight timeframe,” said Schmid. “Typically, planning and constructing a high-end studio like this would take around one and a half to two years. But with full collaboration across the various teams, and by taking advantage of Leyard’s Slovakian manufacturing facility, we successfully completed the project on time.”