Ismaning, June 8, 2021 – Kick-off in Ismaning for the soccer highlight of the year: Deutsche Telekom's MagentaTV will show all 51 matches of the UEFA EURO 2020™ live from June 11 to July 11 and will also present an extensive range of programming. PLAZAMEDIA GmbH has been commissioned by Deutsche Telekom as the general contractor to realize the interior production of all EURO 2020 matches on a total of 22 live production days on four channels in UHD and HD. The editorial planning and realization is the responsibility of thinXpool TV GmbH as content service provider and program organizer.
On 2,600 sqm of studio and outdoor space as production environment: This is how PLAZAMEDIA stages the EURO 2020 for MagentaTV
The implementation with a corresponding security and hygiene concept in Ismaning near Munich will take place on a total of 2,600 square meters of space with three studios, four playouts and a content center with uninterrupted power supply to provide the major soccer event live and on demand with innovative technology and in the best quality. The 350-square-meter main studio in the ziegelei101 event location is equipped with state-of-the-art features – including a 32:9 LED wall as well as augmented reality and virtual graphics that give viewers the feeling of being even closer to the action. True to Telekom's motto: „Mehr EM geht nicht!” (“More EURO is not possible!“)
PLAZAMEDIA implements over 1,500 live broadcasts per season for Telekom
PLAZAMEDIA GmbH has already been working as a cooperation partner for Telekom since August 2019, implementing over 1,500 live broadcasts per season for linear TV and online/OTT offerings – including from the PENNY DEL, the easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga and the 3rd German soccer league – as part of the MagentaSport offering.
Jens Friedrichs, Chairman of the Management Board of PLAZAMEDIA GmbH, said today on the occasion of the official studio opening: “The UEFA EURO 2020 will not only take place in Munich, but also in Ismaning. We are proud to realize this highlight for MagentaTV. After the rights acquisition by Deutsche Telekom in March this year, the project team set up the content and technical planning under high time pressure. Particularly noteworthy is the professional and close cooperation of all companies involved, such as thinXpool, NEP, VioletOne, Riedel and PLAZAMEDIA, as well as other sub-service providers. The UHD production of all European Championship matches and the supporting program are another example of our good and long-standing cooperation with MagentaTV and the efficiency of PLAZAMEDIA. The preparations are complete, we are looking forward to an exciting EURO 2020!"
MagentaTV bundles classic TV, media and video libraries as well as streaming services and exclusive content on a single platform. With around 300 TV channels and more than 100 HD channels, MagentaTV offers customers not only an extensive selection of programs, but also the largest HD offering in Germany. Selected UHD content creates a brilliant viewing experience. In addition, functions such as timeshift, restart, and 7-day replay offer unique convenience.
Attached are photos of MagentaTV's main studio for the UEFA EURO 2020 with hosts Jan Henkel and Johannes B. Kerner and a photo of Jens Friedrichs (Copyright: PLAZAMEDIA GmbH) for free use in editorial coverage.
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PLAZAMEDIA, a Sport1 Medien AG company, has developed into a leading sports TV producer in the German-speaking region since its foundation in 1976. Today, with its roots in classic television production, PLAZAMEDIA is also an established provider of smart, digital content solutions for all media platforms. Its customers include not only public and private broadcasters, but also platform operators, international sports associations, agencies for sports rights and national and international companies.
The range of services is broad: classic OB van-based production or remote production, staging of live sports or entertainment events, state-of-the-art content management solutions, editing, archiving and target group-specific content distribution on all media platforms – with convergent solutions, PLAZAMEDIA supports customers in the digital transformation of their business models along the entire content value chain.
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