Independent broadcaster ProSieben presented the final major winter sports highlight of the year where prominent ‘drivers’ raced their Chinese woks to win the world title. The World Cup was held on the bobsleigh run in Oberhof, Thuringia for the very first time. Taking part were Stefan Raab, the titleholder Georg Hackl, Joey Kelly, the race driver Timo Scheider, Ex-Bobsleigh World Champion Christoph Langen and many more. ProSieben aired the qualifier live at 22.15 on March 19th.
A premiere took place on the music stage where "Our star for Oslo" Lena Meyer-Landrut performed her winning song "Satellite" live for the first time following the Grand Prix-casting. Amy McDonald was also on stage as well as Hip-hop-Group "Fettes Brot".
The "TV total WOK WORLD CUP" was the most successful programme on that night: 20.1 % of 14 - to 49 year olds watched the event. Overall, an average of 2.58 million viewers was in front of their screens. The final and qualifying heats were broadcast by Euro Media Group’s subsidiary - nobeo on behalf of Brainpool. nobeo’s OB1 & Cinevideogroup’s OB14 deployed a total of 35 cameras including 2 super slo-mo’s between bobsleigh run and show stage. In addition On-board cameras and a "Spidercam" were used. Eight kilometres of cable and 80 crew made up the technical complement for this huge event.
Photo: ProSieben / Willi Weber