Plazamedia extends BCL production deal

Production company Plazamedia has renewed its partnership with the Basketball Champions League club competition for a third season.

Plazamedia, a Constantin Medien company based near Munich, will continue to produce German teams’ home games during the 2018-19 Basketball Champions League.

The company provided a similar service during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Plazamedia agreed the new deal with Fiba Media, a joint venture between the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) and sports media company Perform Group.

During broadcasts of group-stage matches, Plazamedia will use eight cameras per game and provide fully redundant Satellite News Gathering for transmission via satellite.

Plazamedia will be responsible for the world feed with integrated graphics and the isolated feed of the main camera angle with an integrated shot clock of the games. The company will oversee production of 28 home games involving German teams MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, Brose Bamberg, medi Bayreuth and Telekom Baskets Bonn.

Plazamedia’s contract will extend to the teams’ home games in the subsequent rounds, should they progress.