Cologne, April 23, 2024: RIEDEL Networks celebrates the opening of the RIEDEL Networks Media House in Cologne-Lövenich. Since the beginning of the season, highlights production of the UEFA Champions League has been carried out on behalf of Sunset+Vine at RIEDEL Networks Media House, which is broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. Now the time had come and RN Media House, together with its partners BMS Productions, Team KaPrese and wige Solutions, had invited friends and partners from the media industry to the official opening – including representatives from DFL, DYN Media, RTL, Sportcast, Sporttotal, WDR, ZDF and ZDF Digital. The presence of former professional footballer Felix Kroos, who is now active as a soccer expert and podcaster, was also pleasing.

The successful application of the latest technical trends in streaming and remote production was presented in an atmosphere of good humor. The concept of remote production makes it possible to produce audiovisual content from remote locations in the RIEDEL Networks Media House without the need for OB trucks and the entire production team to be at the venue. This enables considerable savings in personnel travel costs and the elimination of an immense logistical effort. An approach that not only contributes to environmental friendliness, but also enables the team to return to their families as soon as the production work is completed. Cologne was chosen as the location because the city is an important center of the German media landscape, with numerous local production companies.

The special feature of the RIEDEL Networks Media House is that the video, streaming and intercom services are managed internally. Productions at RIEDEL Networks Media House therefore benefit from extensive know-how and a reliable and globally connected network. With more than 20 years of experience in the media and event industry, RIEDEL Networks knows the crucial role that flawless connectivity plays in the production of (large-scale) events. In addition, Justus Rogmann, an SRT expert in the team, has in-depth knowledge of Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) and is a leading member of the SRT Alliance, which focuses on the latest technologies and standards in the real-time transmission of video content.

“The focus at the Cologne site is on further advancing our network expertise with a broadcast front end for our customers,” says Christian Haberer, Senior Technical Manager at RIEDEL Networks.

About RIEDEL Networks:

RIEDEL Networks is a privately owned, global network provider focused on customized networks. We are listed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global WAN Services as a niche provider specializing in medium-sized international companies and the media and events sector. With our own global backbone, we help companies to be networked worldwide. Our services include Internet connectivity, MPLS, SD-WAN, SASE, Cloud Connect and more. Our customers come from various industries and appreciate quality, safety and reliability. RIEDEL Networks is a 100% company of the Riedel Communications Group in Wuppertal, Germany, and is wholly privately owned by Thomas Riedel.


About Riedel Communications:

Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a leading provider of solutions for live production in the media, sports and entertainment sectors. The company’s hardware and software products range from distributed video and audio networks, intercom and replay solutions to WAN and MPLS applications. Thanks to Riedel’s holistic approach, the three business units Product Division, Managed Technology Division and Networks Division can leverage strong synergies to provide flexible infrastructures, tools and services for permanent and temporary installations around the globe. This enables Riedel customers to carry out even the most complex projects – on site, remotely or in the cloud. Founded in 1987, the Riedel Group, headquartered in Wuppertal, now employs over 1000 people at 30 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA.

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