Leveraging an expansive Riedel media backbone, PLAZAMEDIA GmbH recently staged all 51 UEFA EURO 2020 matches for live UHD broadcast on Telekom’s MagentaTV.
PLAZAMEDIA used Riedel’s MediorNet real-time media network as a decentralised production video routing infrastructure to support management and processing of signals across their production facility.
The production company also deployed Riedel’s Artist intercom system with 2300 Series SmartPanels and an integrated Bolero wireless intercom to maintain crystal clear communications throughout the tournament, which took place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.
“Riedel’s extensive product line allows us to build out decentralised communications and signal routing infrastructure with the flexibility to accommodate even the most demanding productions,” said Hardy Steinweg, COO at PLAZAMEDIA.
“The MediorNet, Artist, Bolero and SmartPanel systems set up quickly and performed reliably, giving us more time to focus on making the UEFA EURO 2020 broadcast event a success.”
PLAZAMEDIA has been a Telekom partner since August 2019, implementing more than 1,500 live broadcasts per season for linear TV and online/OTT offerings as part of the MagentaSport offering.
For UEFA EURO 2020, PLAZAMEDIA created a production environment across 2,600 sq-m with three studios, four playout centres, and a content centre.
The state-of-the-art 350sq-m main studio in the ziegelei101 event location featured a 32:9 LED wall as well as augmented reality and virtual graphics designed to give viewers the feeling of being even closer to the action.