A week before the start of the World Cup in South Africa, ProSieben broadcast several ‘specials’. The first was Stefan Raab’s World Cup before the World Cup – the "TV total Car Ball World Cup 2010". The programme was broadcast live on June 4th at 20.15 and featured 8 nations in two groups of 4 teams competing for the cup at the LANXESS arena in Cologne.
Celebrities included Ailton (Brazil), Harry Wijnvoord (Netherlands), Giovianni Zarella (Italy), Joey Kelly (Ireland), Daniel Aminati (Ghana) who along with many others started their cars in front of 15,000 fans.
The live music at the event was provided by Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena ("Satellite"), Stefanie Heinzmann feat. Gentleman ("Roots to Grow") and Muse ("Undisclosed Desires"). In the end the Car Ball crown went to Italy, because Stefan Raab was defeated by Giovianni Zarrella on penalties in the finals.
The Car Ball World Cup was recorded by Euro Media Group’s subsidiary nobeo for production company - Brainpool. Nobeo was on-site with the OB truck "nobeo 1".
A total of 21 cameras were used for the production, including two super slo-mo cameras, two wireless cameras, three cameras on cranes, one Spidercam and eight on-board cameras.
The equipment also included four EVS systems.
The signal was broadcast via satellite to ProSieben and also serviced LANXESS Arena’s in house network and the large video cube in the arena.
Photo: nobeo GmbH / Michael Koch