Soccer heart beats even louder in Ismaning from now on: DAZN and PLAZAMEDIA expand cooperation

•• PLAZAMEDIA realizes production of numerous soccer and sports formats for DAZN

• Implementation of the “DAZN Space“ with four different sets on a total area of 470 sqm

• PLAZAMEDIA takes over complete production realization for the streaming service

 

Ismaning, August 31, 2021 – From Ismaning to the entire soccer republic – DAZN and PLAZAMEDIA are expanding their partnership: The world‘s leading sports platform has commissioned PLAZAMEDIA GmbH to produce numerous show formats in the DACH region. PLAZAMEDIA has created the “DAZN Space“ in Ismaning near Munich on a total of 470 square meters – a new, multifunctional broadcast environment that is home to four different sets. PLAZAMEDIA is responsible for the entire technical production implementation for DAZN.

 

 

 

One “DAZN Space“, four sets: PLAZAMEDIA produces for DAZN

Thanks to the newly created “DAZN Space“, production possibilities are being expanded to include a multifunctional and dynamic broadcast environment from which a wide variety of show formats can be produced. The new “DAZN Space“ includes the “Living Room“ set for the new soccer entertainment show “TIPPITAKA“ with host and comedian Abdelkarim and his guests, which is broadcast live every Saturday. In the “Daily“ set, various formats are produced Monday through Friday, including “The DAZN Football Show: BAM“. In the “Locker Room“ set, among other things, an analysis format is realized, while the “Cube“ houses a state-of-the-art commentary box for the broadcast of selected live events.

State-of-the-art production environment: This is the “DAZN Space“

Two high-resolution LED walls and several monitors in different sizes are installed in the decoration of the “DAZN Space“ – variable design and composition of images from delivered 16:9 and 9:16 content is possible during playout. The furniture installed in the set is equipped with moderation monitors, info displays and commentator units. In addition, tablets and laptops are used. The set design comes from the company FORMLESSNESS TO FORM. With regard to the lighting design, a total of 250 m of high-power LED strips and over 250 lamps are used in the decoration. The camera concept includes a Steadicam, three cameras on pump tripods with box optics and two remote-controlled, ceiling-mounted PTZ cameras.

PLAZAMEDIA handles entire production technology implementation for DAZN

A specially equipped dispatcher room is the editorial control center for the live broadcasts. All incoming live signals and the control room monitoring are displayed on a large monitor wall. Various intercoms in the dispatcher room can be used to communicate with all internal and external workstations – such as the OB trucks on site and the DAZN MCR (Master Control Room) in London.

PLAZAMEDIA operates an independent broadcast center for DAZN, where all content for DAZN‘s German-language OTT platform is produced. For live production, this includes high-performance 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 broadcast center forms a closely linked production unit with the studio control room and playout, where central functions can be shared and where 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 German Soccer 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.

The graphics concept includes real-time and analysis graphics for the broadcasts with systems from VIZRT, ChyronHego and Never.No. For visualization in the studio, the 9:16 format is the decisive style element. Various monitors in the studio as well as content on the LED walls are displayed on edge.

Jens Friedrichs, Chairman of the Management Board of PLAZAMEDIA GmbH: “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.“

 

About DAZN

DAZN allows fans to experience their favorite sports anytime and anywhere. Whether at home in the living room, on the road, time-shifted or in retrospect: DAZN offers over 8,000 live sports broadcasts per year in HD quality, showcasing the most comprehensive sports offering ever from a single provider. DAZN offers one free month, after which it costs €14.99 per month and can be canceled monthly at any time. In addition to the monthly payment method, there is also the option of signing up for an annual subscription for €149.99. DAZN was launched in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2016 and is now available in over 200 countries and regions. DAZN runs on almost all web-enabled devices, including smart TVs in the living room at home, all Android and iOS smartphones as well as tablets, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and game consoles such as the PlayStation and Xbox. DAZN is also available on SKY Q, MagentaTV and GigaTV. DAZN is part of the DAZN Group, a leading global media group in digital sports content. For more information, visit dazngroup.com.

More information: www.plazamedia.com/

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Email: michael.roehrig@sport1-medien.de

 

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