Give and Go between Istanbul and Ismaning: DAZN produces studio broadcast of the UEFA Champions League final in our new briX|woRk. studio.
The final of Europe's top club soccer league live on DAZN - presented from one of Germany's most innovative studios: PLAZAMEDIA GmbH produced the UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul between Manchester City and Inter Milan (1:0) for DAZN last Saturday evening in the briX|woRk. studio.
The central studio, from which presenter Laura Wontorra and expert Sebastian Kneißl reported after the start of the broadcast at 8:00 p.m. for the lead-up to kick-off at 9:00 p.m., was located in front of the 22-meter-wide and five-meter-high LED wall. The LED wall was also used to broadcast other guests live from Istanbul. In the virtual briX|woRk. studio, various virtual monitors in the stadium backdrop were connected via the LED wall using special playback technology; among other things, drone flights were also integrated into the broadcast. In the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, presenter Alexander Schlüter and expert Michael Ballack were on duty for DAZN. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was also on site for an exclusive interview during the DAZN broadcast. Commentary on the final was provided live from the stadium by commentator Uli Hebel and Michael Ballack. In the run-up to the final, the studio provided detailed analyses of both teams, among other things, and also focused on City coach Pep Guardiola. After the match and the award ceremony, DAZN offered half an hour of post-match coverage with summaries, analyses and the best pictures of the match - also presented from the briX|woRk. studio.
In terms of production technology for DAZN, PLAZAMEDIA broadcast live from the studio with the TV control rooms permanently connected. All signals for the broadcast ran from Istanbul via PLAZAMEDIA's broadcast center. There, they were fed to the DAZN Production Room (PCR) area for the briX|woRk.studio, TV control rooms, central monitoring, highlight editing, post-production, analytics graphics and archive, and from there to the distribution channels to the customers. The interaction of the great connectivity of the broadcast center in Ismaning with the briX|woRk.studio could be fully exploited in this production.