Euro Media Group announces a new managerial structure with two co-CEOs

Britta.SchubertEuro Media Group

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Paris, 1 February 2018

François-Charles Bideaux joins the Euro Media Group as co-CEO as from 1 February 2018. François-Charles Bideaux previously held the role of Head of Sports Production at Canal+ in France and brings a tremendous level of experience with him, which will be important for the strategy execution of the Euro Media Group. Previously François-Charles Bideaux worked for HBS and TF1 and has over 30 years of experience in the media and broadcast industry.

Patrick van den Berg, who held the role of interim CEO during 2017 next to his role as CFO, will become co-CEO and share leadership of the Euro Media Group with François-Charles Bideaux, with both managers leading the strategy and the management of the group.

François-Charles Bideaux explains: ‘’I am very happy and honored to take the joint management of the Euro Media Group together with Patrick van den Berg and share my experience to further develop and integrate the group. One of my focus areas will be to lead the group towards the mutation of our business, such as UHD, IP production, remote production, light or simplified production and different new digital services. Key will also be to accompany our teams towards these technological evolutions and the new needs in our market in general.’’

Patrick van den Berg added: ‘’I am very pleased with the arrival of François-Charles and the new managerial Structure of the Euro Media Group. The strong complementarity in background and experience between François-Charles and myself will be of great value in realizing the ambitious plans we have within the Group. After a successful 2017 we have great ambitions for 2018 and beyond.’’

About Euro Media Group:
Euro Media Group is a leading provider of broadcast facilities and services on the European market. The Group combines unique know-how and world-renowned expertise to provide the entire value chain from image creation to distribution.
New-media driven, Euro Media Group is a valued partner for major international events, including sport (Tour de France, Football World Cup, Ryder Cup and Formula 1…) live shows (Eurovision, Royal Weddings, concerts…) and entertainment shows. Euro Media Group owns one of the largest range of studios as well as the greatest fleet of mobile facilities in Europe.

40 years “The Kelly Family”


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With more than 20 million tracks sold in various audio media, the Kelly Family is one of the most successful international bands. And it’s not just their track record that’s impressive: The family has been living and loving the music business for 40 years. On 13 December, RTL dedicated an entire anniversary show to this phenomenal family with “40 Years of The Kelly Family” (“40 Jahre The Kelly Family”). Around 50 members of the nobeo team got to work in Studio 8 on behalf of i&u Information und Unterhaltung TV Produktion GmbH & Co. KG. But fans didn’t just celebrate their idols in the studios: crowds of fans got together the day before recording started, and the Kelly Family Bus parked on our site made for a popular subject in selfies.

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 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

Britta.SchubertAbout nobeo, Outside Broadcast

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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.