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

Britta.SchubertPostproduction, Studio

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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.

Euro Media Group names Ronald Meyvisch, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Britta.SchubertEuro Media Group


Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services today announced that Ronald Meyvisch New technology officer since 2011 has been named CTO (Chief Technology Officer). From January 1rst, 2016, he will report directly to Thierry Drilhon, Charmain & CEO of Euro Media Group, succeeding to Luc Geoffroy, CTO of Euro Media Group since 2007.

Ronald Meyvisch brings in-depth knowledge of technology and 25 years of outstanding experience in the broadcasting industry of which 5 years at Euro Media Group. In his role, he will be responsible for maximising the synergies between EMG’s technical resources, framework agreements and partnerships with manufacturers and he will be leading innovation as well as the transition of the Group’s media facilities towards an IP based infrastructure.

Ronald Meyvisch,50 years old, started his broadcasting carrier as a video engineer in 1990. In 1996, Meyvisch became Engineer In Charge at an outside broadcast company and later served as technical and operations manager. When HDTV took-off in Europe, he oversaw large HD productions such as the first HD broadcast of the UEFA Champions League Final in Istanbul in 2005.
Ronald Meyvisch joined Euro Media Group in February 2011, as the company’s new technology officer a role he will fulfil until December 31st 2015. For the last five years, he has helped the company to anticipate new generation technologies in the fast pace broadcasting environment (UHD, Connectivity, Workflows, remote production, MAM). In order to do this, he relied on his academic knowledge enriched with personal hands-on field experience.


Press contacts:
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Grégoire Lucas / Karine Allouis : / – Tel : +331 53 70 74 70
Euro Media Group
Laëtitia Etchecopar – – Tel: +331 75 60 80 17

AMPYA Room Service with Jupiter Jones and @-car

Britta.Schubert@-car EN, Outside Broadcast

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Instead of seeing your favourite band with thousands of other fans, who wouldn’t leap at the chance to see them up close and personal in a living room vibe? This autumn, the V+ Sticker Promotion 2015 from Veltins made this a reality. On 30 October 2015, 125 lucky winners experienced their own private live gig in the Barmer Bahnhof Club in Wuppertal. The web-TV-mobile @-car and its crew were there with them. Inside the club, five cameras produced the video signal that was recorded live on tape in the @-car. You can watch the concert, with well-known songs like ‘Still’ and ‘Rennen und Stolpern’, at: AMPAYA Room Service with Jupiter Jones

“2015! People Pictures Emotions” – memories and unforgettable moments with nobeo


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Just as “Dinner for One” is inextricably associated with New Year’s Eve in Germany, the live production of “People Pictures Emotions” unmistakably ushers in the pre-Christmas season for nobeo. Once again Günther Jauch joined us in Studio 8 to look back on stirring images, heartwarming fates, incredible experiences, and the people behind these stories. On the evening of St. Nicholas day (6 December) a blend of celebrity guest stars such as Sarah Connor, Til Schweiger, Helene Fischer and Robert Lewandowski, but also completely ordinary people, told us about their incredible personal experiences that made the news throughout 2015. On behalf of I&U Fernsehproduktions GmbH und CO KG, nobeo provided the perfect setting to record their uplifting to melancholic stories, their optimism, and their zest for life. As the musical highlight of the year Adele rounded off the evening with her current single.