Xbox X One & 20 years “Age of Empires” – nobeo at gamescom 2017

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gamescom has truly become a stellar event! The 2017 edition broke all previous records, racing ahead of the curve with incredible stats: some 355,000 visitors from all over the world explored products presented by 919 businesses from 54 countries. It’s an honour for Cologne: year after year the city is a global hotspot for the gaming community!

Once again, nobeo witnessed and broadcast to the world the power and vision in digital entertainment thanks to our technical services. In close, trusted, and intense cooperation with our EMG affiliates Videohouse and DB Video, our hearts and minds were fully focused on the hottest gaming innovations and the production of various shows during the trade event in August.

In Gürzenich, a banqueting hall in Cologne, nobeo constructed two attractive sets for gbs german broadcast services GmbH and the Microsoft streaming platform “Mixer”. Live shows took place on two days, and were available on mixer.com and the Xbox YouTube channel.

The focus of the live show on 20 August was the unveiling of the Xbox One X. Staged as an entertaining chat show, the new Xbox was presented in English – a development that’s well worth mentioning, because the moderation and debate immediately following the reveal were translated in real time, and the video signal of the show immediately received German subtitles in the OB van. Our team enabled communications between the American client and interpreters from an Austrian service provider through voice-over IP connections, which guaranteed successful operations at exemplary speed. We were also held to the highest standards of video quality: the 90-minute-long live show was produced in 3G. Of course, it is all still available today at here (suitable for ages 18+).

One day later, on 21 August, the classic game “Age of Empires” celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the release of the new “Age of Empires: Definitive Edition”. Here, too, our clients required productions at the highest technical level with the most modern production processes – a relatively straightforward task thanks to the combination of our expertise and our affiliates’ know-how. Gaming fans received detailed, first-hand information from games developers and designers in the perfect hour-long livestream, and experienced the new features of “Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” up close. The recap is available here (suitable for ages 12+).

EUROMEDIA at the Tour de France 2017

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For the seamless coverage of this year’s Tour de France, nobeo’s French sister company EUROMEDIA was completely responsible. Throughout the competition, EUROMEDIA turned to a whole fleet of motorcycles, helicopters, aeroplanes, tour buses and more in order to broadcast Chris Froome’s fourth overall victory.

The press also benefited from EUROMEDIA’s service: Newspapers and broadcasters used the signals not only to report on the results in front of the camera, but also to supply a range of background reports relating to the Tour.

Millions of people from 190 countries all over the globe were glued to the world’s largest cycle race, whose live coverage this year was provided entirely by A.S.O. for the first time.

Update on nobeo postproduction projects

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Post-recording is pre-postproduction. Over the past weeks, numerous producers have turned to nobeo’s uncomplicated tapeless workflow, where every challenge and discipline from cutting, audio post, colour grading, creation of graphics, and upload to the broadcasting channel go hand in hand. Among nobeo’s guests were Spin TV with “Following Death’s Tracks – The Cases of Prof. Tsoko” (“Dem Tod auf der Spur – Die Fälle des Prof. Tsokos”) for SAT.1, the format “Sell it at home” (“Verkauf’s zu Haus”) from Norddeich TV for RTL, and Endemol Shine Germany with new episodes of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (“Wer wird Millionär?”) and “The Millionenshow” (“Die Millionenshow”) for RTL and ORF2. UFA Film und TV Produktion visited our postproduction area for the second seasons of “Family Feud” (“Familienduell”) and “Hey Presto” (“Ruck Zuck”) on behalf of RTLplus, as were filmpool entertainment GmbH with “Suspicious Cases” (“Verdachtsfälle”) for RTL, “Clinic at the Südring” (“Klinik am Südring”) and “On Patrol – The Specialists” (“Auf Streife – Die Spezialisten”) for SAT.1, and “Hamburg Police Station” (“Die Wache Hamburg”) for RTL 2.

Live from Cologne cathedral – joint production by DBVideo and nobeo

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Cologne cathedral opened its venerable doors for an overwhelming audio experience on 18 May 2017. The WDR Symphony Orchestra, led by Jukka-Pekka Saraste, proudly presented Hector Berlioz’ “Grande Messe des Morts”, Requiem for tenor, mixed choir and orchestra op. 5. The perfect presentation of voices, such as tenor Andrew Staples, the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, and the WDR Radio Choir Cologne, impressed the music connoisseurs in attendance and a host of others too. In cooperation with our Euro Media Group affiliates DBVideo, nobeo organised the live broadcast on WDR 3 and the live stream on ARTE Concert. The programme was also recorded for broadcast on 3sat and is due to be rerun by WDR Fernsehen on 26 November 2017.
Our @-car experienced even more musical highlights at the Philharmonic Concert Hall in Cologne and Dortmund Concert Hall. On behalf of Bernhard Fleischer Moving Image Streaming, our mobile web expertise was deployed for the live stream of classical programmes on YouTube on three dates in spring. The programmes included Daniil Trifonov with Chopin’s piano concertos, two performances by the Gürzenich Orchestra, including pieces by Britten, Chin, Debussy, and Ravel, and an additional concert with compositions by Bloch, Prokofjew and Tschaikowsky.

nobeo GmbH appoints new sales manager for outdoor production and international sales

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As Senior Sales Manager, Markus Maschke is now responsible for the expansion of the outdoor broadcasting unit and the TV service provider’s international activities

nobeo GmbH added a highly-experienced colleague to its team on 1 May 2017. Markus Maschke is now strengthening the Hürth-based company and focusing on the expansion of national and international sales activities.

The 39-year-old will, in the future, focus primarily on expanding the company’s outdoor production and broadcasting; in particular, nobeo’s broadcast vehicle fleet and the flight case equipment are already in high demand all over Europe for entertainment and sporting highlights. In conjunction with the technical and personnel resources within the EuroMedia Group, these activities are now being further intensified at home and abroad under the leadership of Markus Maschke.

Speaking of Markus Maschke, Managing Director Stefan Hoff was able to convince a long-time industry expert and companion to join nobeo GmbH: “I am very pleased to welcome Markus Maschke to our team. I have appreciated his work for several decades. With him, our company gains a great personality with comprehensive and outstanding professional competence and an exemplary network.”

The coordination, as well as the logistical and technical implementation of outdoor broadcasting, is second nature to the trained sound engineer. With his company RecordLab, which he founded in 2007, Markus Maschke designed and built his own OB vehicle, which he later sold to NEP along with his company. Prior to his current duties at nobeo, he was working for its Munich branch as Sales Director.

“Genial daneben” & “Paul Panzer’s Comedy Game Night”

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It’s back! nobeo implements revival of comedy show “Genial Daneben”

If you ever wanted to know what a “Blödauge” or a “Drahthose” is, “Genial Daneben” is the perfect place to start. After a five-year-long hiatus Sat.1 is bringing the crazy guessing show back to the screen along with a first-class panel of candidates. Germany’s top comedians, such as Luke Mockridge, Gaby Köster, Ralf Schmitz, Chris Tall, Kaya Yanar, or Max Giermann support the fixed ensemble of Hugo Egon Balder, Hella von Sinnen, and Wigald Boning as they look for the answers to baffling questions. On behalf of MP Medienparks NRW GmbH, our HD OB truck nobeo1 toured the neighbourhood and implemented the production thanks to our 25-person team and five cameras. Sat.1 began broadcasting the six new episodes of “Genial Daneben” on 10 March 2017.

Games, fun, and nobeo: premiere of “Paul Panzer’s Comedy Game Night”

Bring out your playful side and improvisational talent – it’s time for “Paul Panzer’s Comedy Game Night!” The new show highlight on Sat.1 pits celebrity teams against each other in multiple game rounds. Creative drawing abilities or skilled pantomime are some of the cunning tactics the VIPs employ to win. MP Medienparks NRW GmbH trusted our nobeo1 and its team to take care of the more rational side of things and bring our essential technical knowledge to the production. 25 colleagues took care of the setup on site and recorded the exuberant gaming action with six cameras. The premiere was aired by Sat.1 on 10 March 2017, followed by the second episode one week later.

Videohouse takes over DB Video

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The Euro Media Group was happy to wish a Happy New Year and a warm welcome to a new member of the family: EMG subsidiary Videohouse acquired a stake in DB Video Belgium & Luxembourg. The two leading service providers had already worked together on audio-visual projects on behalf of the European Parliament, and their spectrum of services complement each another perfectly. Even after the acquisition DB Video will remain an autonomous and independent brand headed by CEO Dimitri Beyaert, and can thus guarantee the continuation of their exceptional services to existing clients. From now on, nobeo will also be using these services to expand our production capabilities by a further four OB vehicles and twelve Flight Case production sets provided by DB Video. For more information on DB Video please visit their homepage.