Videohouse takes over DB Video

Britta.SchubertEuro Media Group

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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.

Live from the discounter: @-car streams pop concert from Aldi Süd store

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We have proved time and time again that nobeo tackles productions almost anywhere in the world, especially thanks to our versatile webTV mobile @-car. But the location of this concert livestream was a surprise even to us. Swapping their regular selection of fruit, vegetables, and special offers, a Cologne-based Aldi Süd store invited customers to witness an exceptional concert experience. Up-and-coming rapper Fargo from Berlin performed songs from his album “Wunderbare Jahre” (“Wonderful Years”) to a crowd of 200 invited guests. The nobeo team strategically positioned four cameras and a mini cam between shelves and checkouts on behalf of United News GmbH, and used the @-car to ensure the concert live stream ran smoothly on the Aldi Life Facebook channel.

“Good night! The show before bedtime”

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Going to sleep to the sounds of TV: marvellous. If a show host shares the bed with his guests it’s bound to be even more comfy. Wigald Boning shows how it is done on NDR’s format “Good night! The show before bedtime,” demonstrating how a relaxed yet informative and entertaining show can work. Individual sleeping habits of the famous guests, dreams or unnerving snoring were discussed alongside the effects of lullabies. Our @-car on the other hand was absolutely alert for the recordings at Hamburger Nachtasyl, the bar at Thalia Theatre. The nobeo team and the mobile production unit
gladly pulled an all-nighter for OKD! Gute Unterhaltung. NDR broadcast the first episode of the show on 9 December 2016.

German Developers’ Award: the @-car conquering the world of video games

Britta.SchubertAllgemein

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The image quality of certain video games is astonishingly close to a TV production. Incredibly realistic animation fascinates fans of the genre. nobeo’s @-car dived into the thrilling world of games for the German Developers’ Award. The accolade for outstanding performances in the development of video games in the German-speaking area was presented as part of a festive dinner at Cologne’s Palladium on 7 December 2016. Game developers and designers accepted awards in 21 categories, including “best story,” “best marketing campaign” and “best German game.” Aruba Events GmbH counted on
our @-car to provide smooth live streaming services on the official PC Games YouTube-website.

A VIP guest at nobeo: A warm welcome to state minister Franz-Josef Lersch-Mense

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“Every third minute on TV originates in Cologne,” said BILD newspaper. This headline in August 2016 underlined the significance of the city as a media metropolis. nobeo explored this exciting fact and other media subjects at our studios in Hürth. Franz-Josef Lersch-Mense, Minister of Federal Affairs, Europe and Media as well as Head of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, accepted our invitation to have a close look at the sets of beloved TV shows. nobeo thanks the minister for a full and open discussion of the multifaceted opportunities for our sector in North Rhine-Westphalia.

“4 give it everything!” nobeo1 goes DACH

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It is a challenge to be a family. The co-production “4 give it everything” by ZDF, ORF and SRF shows just how strong you can be together. Three families prove themselves in several rounds of games and typical situations in day-to-day life. Steven Gätjen hosted the show’s premiere, produced by i&u TV Produktion GmbH & Co. KG and aired on 19 November 2016 at prime time. Our 50-strong team and our OB van nobeo1 took charge of the extensive production in MMC Studio 53. In close collaboration with MMC, nobeo coordinated factors like studio, lighting and media technology. For the perfect production of the Saturday evening show, to be shown by state broadcasters in the German-speaking DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region, nobeo used ten cameras, two camera crane systems and one steady cam. Technical Highlight was a 3 x 3 meter large video cube. Perfectly placed in the set, the cube could be recorded with content on five surfaces. In this size an absolute novelty and thus the second premiere of the evening.

Here we go again: Stefan Hoff named VTFF chairman for two more years

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nobeo is delighted to announce that Stefan Hoff was unanimously re-elected chairman of the VTFF (Association of Technical Operators in Film and TV), and is looking forward to his active participation in the association for two more years. Aspects such as work safety, insurance and liability will once again be the centre of attention, as will strengthening the infrastructure of the film industry with appropriate measures in film funding. Stefan Hoff will chair a board also comprising Markus Osthaus (TVN Mobile Production GmbH), Josef Reidinger (ARRI Media GmbH), Achim Rohnke (Bavaria Film
GmbH), Marius Schwarz (Studio Babelsberg AG), Christian Sommer (Trixter München GmbH) and for the first time Bojana Nikolaidis (Camelot Broadcast Services GmbH).

Cologne Philharmonic Hall: the @-car takes a classical route

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The sounds of Brahms and Mozart echoed through our @-car for Bernhard Fleischer Moving Image. The Gürzenich Orchestra led by conductor Leonidas Kavakos played pieces by these renowned composers in Cologne’s Philharmonic Hall on 8 November. Hans Hadulla produced the recording of the concerto, conducting the audio mixing and our six cameras for an absolutely harmonic
production. This highlight is available for all music lovers on the orchestra’s website.

Macromedia Academy: Together for the future

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Not only does nobeo support its own youth section, it also assumes responsibility for young talent in the whole industry. Stefan Hoff will serve as patron of a newly-founded course “Media designer for images and sound” at Cologne’s Macromedia Academy. nobeo’s managing director will act as a contact person, advising on challenges during the training course and the subsequent search for a job. Future TV producers will immerse themselves in the daily life of their dream job and profit from Hoff’s extensive professional experience and nobeo’s broad portfolio.