Macromedia Academy: Together for the future

Britta.SchubertAbout nobeo

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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.

Pounding hearts: love and money wait at nobeo

Britta.SchubertPostproduction, Studio

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Digitalisation notwithstanding, candidates also get to flirt in the traditional, analogue way in nobeo
Studio 1. Another classic returns to the screens: “The Dating Game.” The concept of the show hosted
by Thomas Ohrner is already well-established: Lonely hearts meet, separated by a wall. Only the
candidate’s voice reveals whether love has a chance. Before the candidates make their choice Susi,
the iconic voice from off, summarises all the answers. Sony Pictures has taken charge of the
production on behalf of SAT.1 Gold. “The Dating Game” has been broadcast since 19 October 2016
on Wednesdays at 20.15 CET.

Are feelings scientifically predictable? Three single males are looking for the answer on their quest
for the woman of their dreams in the new ProSieben show “Match Factor.” Not only do 14 women
compete for one man; it is also a battle between science and intuition. Our team recorded the gettogether of flirting candidates with ten cameras at nobeo studio 8, and our Postproduction unit took charge of cutting on behalf of UFA Show & Factual. ProSieben broadcast the three Match Factor episodes from 15 September 2016 at prime time.

Risky Quiz” pays the candidates, not with love, but with a well-filled bank account. A challenging
task for nobeo: this show by UFA Show & Factual deceived the protagonists as this allegedly small
online show turned into a big TV event. We were responsible for building an attractive set in Studios
4 and 8
and equipping the lobby and the waiting area with hidden cameras for an unexpected
surprise. ProSieben aired the premiere of the quiz comedy format “Risky Quiz” on 5 September 2016
at 21.15 CET.

Appetite for more: nobeo serves up culinary moments

Britta.SchubertPostproduction, Studio

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Games, flirting and… food. In the last few weeks nobeo produced some delicious treats for body and
soul. Megaherz GmbH set up shop in our production house for the postproduction of seasons 9 and
10 of the WDR format “Land & Lecker.” (Country & Delicious). The menu consisted of cutting and
scoring for the shows from 5 September, with a particular focus on incredible image processing.
nobeo invited viewers to “feast their eyes,” and so the stories surrounding the delicacies of rural
cuisine had a unique look through ideal colour grading in our own base light.

On behalf of broadcaster ZDF, Warner Bros. sent complete rookies into the kitchen for the first
season of “The chef in your ear” in mid-October. With no experience of how to create a demanding
dish, nobeo Studio 3 turned into a culinary lab. Small buttons in their ears were more important than
pots, pans, or ingredients to the inexperienced candidates as Horst Lichter and other German top
chefs instructed them on what to do.

RedSeven Entertainment also chose nobeo’s technological services as ingredients for the premiere of
Caravan of chefs” as well as season 4 of “The Taste.” Tips by renowned celebrity chefs like Tim
Mälzer and Roland Trettl, or the one big chance for young talents: from beginning to end the SAT.1
shows were indulgently delicious. Each minute set up perfectly and on the highest optical level from
introduction to fade-out: this is what nobeo guaranteed for the postproduction of the shows that
made cooking fans flock to their screens in September and October at prime time.

It’s time to play: nobeo as the new hot spot for game show classics

Britta.SchubertPostproduction, Studio

Image: RTLplus/Willi Weber

Which question fits the answer? What was the top answer when we asked 100 people? Any
candidate fancy buying an “E?” The ground-breaking game show classics are back: “Jeopardy!”,
Wheel of Fortune,” “Family Feud,” and “Hot Streak.” Fans old and new alike have been indulging in
these formats on RTLplus since 5 September 2016.

Sony Pictures and UFA Show & Factual started producing the shows at nobeo Studio 2 in the late
summer, in an established format but with modern sets. As the general service provider we
guarantee a perfect production workflow for no fewer than four shows in one studio. Utmost
efficiency is made possible thanks to the detailed set design, conceived by nobeo. Minimal decor
changes, direct provision of the necessary game technology and small changes of lighting design
create the perfect stage for hosts like Oliver Geissen, Inka Bause, Jan Hahn, and Joachim Llambi.

A technological upgrade of nobeo production set 2 in the second quarter of the year preceded these
intense production phases. The new high-performance and reliable equipment guarantees a perfect
image and sound experience and makes the recorded material immediately available for
postproduction on an Avid media composer.

Our colleagues from UFA Show & Factual use this service. The cutting of “Family Feud” as well as the
final production of “Hot Streak” will be performed in nobeo’s Postproduction Area with its integrated
and user friendly workflow.

All things online: “PlayNation TV” on YouTube


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The entertainment and video channel PlayNation started the new format “PlayNationTV” live on 28
August 2016. Countless fans will immediately be able to watch six new formats via the website or
YouTube. Once more, nobeo Studio 4 is the hot spot for gamers and the centre of the German
YouTube community on behalf of Studio71 GmbH and the PlayNation staff. Two sets with four
cameras and our web production set are available for the weekly production of the formats “Talking
Games,” “Entertainment News,” “Gaming News,” “Mafuckyou”, “Toplists” and “Kommentare
kommentieren.” (Comment on comments)

RTL press release: Oliver Geissen to host the game show classic “Ruck Zuck” on the new station RTLplus

Britta.SchubertAbout nobeo, Studio

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Cologne, 10.05.16: In addition to his RTL shows, the popular RTL host Oliver Geissen is taking over the hosting of “Ruck Zuck” on the new free TV station RTLplus. “Ruck Zuck” is one of the most famous and popular game shows on German TV. Two teams of five players each compete against each other during the 30-minute show. The goal is to paraphrase predetermined terms in such a way that the respective team members can guess what they are. In doing so, certain words must not be mentioned and key words may be used only once – and all this in only 40 seconds! The team that earns the most points after four rounds reaches the final. A team can defend its title five times and thus participate in the final six times.

Oliver Geissen: “Even before I started working in television, I always loved to watched ‘Ruck Zuck’, so I’m really looking forward to hosting the game show.”

Jan Peter Lacher (40), Head of RTL Programming and Head of RTLplus: “We are delighted to have recruited Oliver Geissen for “Ruck Zuck”. He has been at RTL for 17 years – and is thus himself virtually an RTL classic who has always managed to stay young and fresh at heart, making him perfectly suited to RTLplus.”

The new free TV station offered by the media group RTL Germany, scheduled to go on air on 4 June 2016, provides an entertaining programme mix of popular classics and exclusive in-house productions. RTLplus will be receivable from the start via digital satellite as well as online and via mobile via the video selection TV NOW. Distribution will gradually be expanded.

The station’s in-house productions include new versions of popular game shows that will be shown on RTLplus starting in the autumn of 2016. These also include “Family Duel”, hosted by Inka Bause, “Jeopardy!”, with Joachim Llambi, and “Wheel of Fortune”.

The game shows will be produced at the Nobeo Studios in Cologne-Hürth from the beginning of June. They will be aired on RTLplus as of September. Ufa Show & Factual produces “Family Duel” and “Ruck Zuck”, while Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktion GmbH Deutschland produces “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune”. You can now apply as a candidate for participation in the game shows at


Euro Media Group has chosen to extend its broadcast camera fleet with Sony’s HDC-2500 and HDC-4300

Britta.SchubertEuro Media Group

Euro Media Group (EMG) has signed a four-year contract to harmonize its broadcast camera fleet with a major investment in Sony’s HDC-HDC-2500 and HDC-4300.

In order to continue leading the industry, EMG needed to upgrade to a solution supporting next generation technology such as 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR) shooting. The group also needed to use a single camera platform that will enable to enhance the efficiency of their operations increasing the synergies between subsidiaries. Sony won the tender after a comprehensive process involving multiple broadcast camera companies.

“At Euro Media Group, we want to ensure that we are providing the best technologies to our customers. Competition is fierce on the broadcast market and our customers are always looking for more creativity and innovation to make the difference. In the meantime, from a technological point of view, the market is changing quickly. Our challenge, as a Group, was to select one solution, offering on one hand the high quality images and the innovative features requested by the market; and, on the other, bringing additional operational efficiency within the Group with a reliable, scalable and future proof solution. We are confident that our renewed partnership with Sony will not only deliver on this, but will provide us with increasingly innovative solutions as we look ahead. We pride ourselves on being Europe’s leading broadcast service provider, and these new Sony solutions will help us ensure high quality in to the future.” Ronald Meyvisch, CTO of Euro Media Group.

“It is through a deep understanding of our customers’ work environment that Sony has been able to become the worldwide leader in its Studio Camera offering. We’re very pleased to extend our partnership with Euro Media Group for the next four years, alongside each of their local subsidiaries. The HDC-2500 and HDC-4300 exceed the Group’s requirements for extended flexibility and cutting edge, future-proofed technology in a reliable platform. The development of these cameras has been driven by our customers – our team uses their constant feedback to create platforms that suit the need for constant innovation among the challenging demands of Live Production. Euro Media Group has chosen the best suited camera platform to form a core part of their system camera infrastructure, enhancing their reputation as a leading service provider to production companies.” Norbert Paquet, Strategic Marketing Manager, Live Production, Sony Professional Solutions Europe.

For more information please click here for SONY press release (pdf) and Euro Media Group.

Press contacts:
Rebecca White, PR Manager, Sony
Tel.: +44 7795 490390,

Laëtitia Etchecopar, Communication & PR manager, Euro Media Group
Tel.: +331-75-60-80-17,

Welcome to nobeo Studio 1: celebrating the premiere of “Studio Amani”


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Enissa Amani is the shooting star of the German comedy scene. With her charming if cheeky
chatter and amusing commentaries, the Persian-German comedienne toys with the clichés of
everyday life, switching from make-up to Marx in the blink of an eye. Now ProSieben has
devoted an entire personality show, “Studio Amani”, to the self-proclaimed Cologne native.
Endemol Shine Germany chose nobeo Studio 1 to produce the eight shows, and also used
the direct, uncomplicated workflow offered by the nobeo infrastructure. “Studio Amani” –
Mondays at 11:15 pm from 7 March 2016 on ProSieben.

nobeo needs unbeatable teams: Das Erste with “Duelling Couples”


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You may be an unbeatable couple at home, but can you do it in front of the cameras? Presenter and bestselling author Anne Gesthuysen and “Harsh But Fair” (“hart aber fair”) host Frank Plasberg stepped up to the challenge. In the new early evening quiz show “Duelling Couples” (“Paarduell”), the married journalists tackled questions posed by Jörg Pilawa and competed against other couples in a fascinating test of knowledge. Das Erste showed 26 episodes of this format every Monday to Friday at 6 pm as of 22 February 2016. TV producers Ansager & Schnipselmann called on nobeo’s full-service capabilities during the production of the first season, with the set located in Studio 2.