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Tue 25 May 2010

110 technicians at the Monaco Grand Prix

110 technicians at the Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Formula One Grand Prix is the most prestigious and most watched event in the world of motor racing.

For the 68th race, the Automobile Club of Monaco is relying on Euro Media France for the 9th consecutive year.

The group faces the challenge of providing the international signal for a race which makes its way through an entire town. Thanks to Car 21, one of the most powerful control centres in Europe, Euro Media France is able to provide exceptional service for the Grand Prix.

An exceptional event requires exceptional technical equipment:

- 45 cameras
- 10 slow motion systems ...


Fri 21 May 2010

Nobeo broadcasts live "TV total WOK WORLD CUP 2010"

Nobeo broadcasts live "TV total WOK WORLD CUP 2010"

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 ...


Mon 19 Apr 2010

French HD job in the Dutch Concertgebouw

French HD job in the Dutch Concertgebouw

A French client wanted to make a HD recording in the Netherlands without immediately having to put a complete convoy on the road. He turned to SFP, one of United’s French sister companies, and not much later it was all arranged with our Cinevideogroup, USS and ENG units getting the job done. The extra value added by Euro Media Group had been proven again.

Mezzo, the French cultural station, transmitted live in HD from the Concertgebouw, the Amsterdam concert hall, on Friday evening, 16 April. The programme could be seen in 35 countries. Mezzo has at least ten slots ...


Mon 19 Apr 2010

Spectacular Excavator Bet on "Wanna bet..?"

Spectacular Excavator Bet on "Wanna bet..?"

On February 27th, 2010 German public broadcaster ZDF presented the 187th issue of the show "Wanna bet..?", this time live from the Exhibition Hall in Erfurt. For one bet that took place in Aldenhoven near the city of Aachen heavy equipment was used. Hosts Thomas Gottschalk and Michelle Hunziker presented the contestants Klemens Renschen (43) and Siegfried Niemöller (42) from Cloppenburg.

The two wanted to swap excavators from one truck tender to another whilst driving approximately 60 kilometres an hour in parallel formation within one minute! Kevin Costner was the “godparent” of this bet. He guessed that the team ...


Sat 17 Apr 2010

Red Bull Motorclash

Red Bull Motorclash

Defending champion Stefan Everts challenged last Saturday, 17 April, the Spanish rally driver Carlos Sainz in the second edition of the Red Bull Motorclash. This thrilling race took place at the Circuit Carrières du Hainaut in Soignies.

Last year Stefan Everts won the race against Sébastien Loeb on the Wall of Geraardsbergen, but this year, he lost against the Spanish rally driver ‘El Matador’: Carlos Sainz (the winner of the Dakar Rally 2010).

The duel took place in the Carrières du Hainaut, the largest stone quarry in Europe and also the place where the famous Belgian Bluestone ...


Wed 14 Apr 2010

10 Years of Austria’s "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" celebrated with Special Live Editions

10 Years of Austria’s "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" celebrated with Special Live Editions

ORF 1 – the Austrian state broadcaster celebrated 10 years and 650 editions of “Die Millionenshow” with two special live programmes broadcast from Studio 7 of Euro Media Group’s German subsidiary - nobeo. On Friday 12th and 19th March, host Armin Assinger and ten contestants played a special version of the quiz which featured an audience joker & interactive play from the live audience and the viewing public. With a little luck and a lot of knowledge the viewers had the opportunity to win 5,000 to 15,000 euros.

The Austrian version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire" on ORF ...


Wed 14 Apr 2010

Euro Media Group’s subsidiary – nobeo records Green Day concert in Munich

Euro Media Group’s subsidiary – nobeo records Green Day concert in Munich

After nine years, the American punk trio "Green Day" has once again visited Munich and put on an amazing show.

The band performed a selection from eight of their albums at the sell-out concert at the Olympic Hall - there was something for everyone – fast songs and ballads. All their best known hits, including “Basket Case”, “When I Come Round”, American Idiot” and “21 Guns” were enjoyed by the audience of some 13,000 fans.

As an opener, Green Day played "Song of the Century" followed by "21st Century Breakdown", the title song from the current album. The band led by ...


Wed 14 Apr 2010

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Making a return to Dutch television is the hugely popular morning show Koffietijd (Coffee Break). The décor for the modernised programme is the villa that was used in De Gouden Kooi (The Golden Cage) - the reality soap that caused a stir in 2006-2008. Several UBF units worked on the show: Cinevideogroup, Unicam, Postproduction, Decor and Filmpartners.

In Koffietijd, two presenters invite diverse guests into the studio for coffee. There are performances, a game and ‘domestic’ slots linked to subjects related to the garden or cooking, which may be pre-recorded. De Gouden Kooi’s control cabins have been replaced with ...


Wed 14 Apr 2010

UBF unit Cinevideogroup and Endemol Sport record Superleague Formula

UBF unit Cinevideogroup and Endemol Sport record Superleague Formula

Superleague Formula is an international motor racing championship combining top-league football with a passion for motor racing. Major football clubs from Europe and throughout the world are entering their own teams to do battle on the racetrack. This successful international competition is seen as the ‘next best thing’ to Formula One.

This season, from April to November, UBF’s unit Cinevideogroup and Endemol Sport will together capture twelve Superleague Formula events - in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Sixteen cameras, including two RF cameras, two onboard cameras, a number of mini-cameras and a part-Dutch part-local ...


Mon 12 Apr 2010

Cinemas show 6 Nations Rugby in 3D with the help of Euro Media Sports

Cinemas show 6 Nations Rugby in 3D with the help of Euro Media Sports

The French national rugby team - Les Bleus - celebrated 100 years of playing in what is now the 6 Nations. This anniversary was further marked by the first 3D broadcast of a rugby match in France, an achievement made possible through the technical expertise of Euro Media Sport.

Working with France Télévisions, CielEcran and Eutelsat, Euro Media Sports provided facilities including eight 3D camera rigs, made up of 16 cameras. The rigs included one mounted on a crane, another on a dolly track and a third mounted in a Steadicam harness. Video and audio operations were controlled from Euro ...


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