PLAZAMEDIA to Host-Broadcast the Women’s World Handball Championship in France in December
The Munich-based company was commissioned by rights agency SPORTFIVE to produce the 92 matches of the Women’s World Championship. The complexity of this production is reflected in the number of staff who will be involved in the project at up to six parallel locations: 250 professionals from PLAZAMEDIA, comprising an international team from Germany, France and Belgium, will be deployed at eleven different sporting venues during the competition fortnight. The matches will be sophisticatedly presented with various camera standards: The preliminary matches will be captured with seven cameras, the main and final rounds with as many as nine or ten. The classic behind-the-goal cameras will be replaced by PylonCams from TV SKYLINE’s and PLAZAMEDIA’s Camera Moving Systems family. Also in the main and final rounds, sportscams will be used as hot heads.
PLAZAMEDIA CEO Florian Nowosad comments: “In 2007 we are building on our successful production of top sporting events from last year: Having produced the Table Tennis, Football and Hockey World Championships in 2006, now, after the Men’s Handball World Championship and the EnBW Gymnastics World Championships, the IHF Women’s Handball World Championship will be our third as host broadcaster in 2007. This is our sixth world championship in a row – a major international success for PLAZAMEDIA.”
PLAZAMEDIA GmbH, an EM.Sport Media AG company, is one of the leading full-service providers for TV and new media and is also Germany’s largest producer of sports TV. Based in Ismaning near Munich, the company employs a full-time staff of 260 as well as 700 freelancers to produce content for television broadcasters and rights holders in the fields of domestic and international football, ice hockey, basketball, boxing, Formula 1, sailing and European and World Championships in a variety of sports. PLAZAMEDIA offers comprehensive services for OB production, broadcasting, new media, studio productions and post-production. The firm’s clients include Premiere, DSF, arena, ARD, ZDF, RTL, SAT.1, ProSieben, RTL II, Disney Television International and Eurosport, as well as many other national and international companies. PLAZAMEDIA is managed by Florian Nowosad (CEO) and Zeljko Karajica.