Hannover 96 Broadcasts Bundesliga Matches With ATEM Production Switchers


Blackmagic Design today announced that Germany’s Hannover 96 Bundesliga football team used ATEM Production Switchers as part of its new broadcast studio, delivering live HD broadcasts of match day TV programming directly to in stadium and online fans.

Hannover 96, currently fifth in Germany’s Bundesliga, is using Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel to form the hub of a flexible, high quality HD production studio, which was developed by an in house broadcast team and built in the team’s HDI Arena. Blackmagic Design’s UltraStudio Express capture and playback device and ATEM Television Studio live production switcher are also being used as part of the new studio, which was upgraded from an SD system previously managed by a third party service provider.


As well as broadcasting live matches to the stadium’s 49,000 fans, the TV programming combines live commentary from two presenters, pre recorded ‘warm up’ footage of the team and post game press conferences, interviews and highlights. Content is also distributed to two big screens in the stadium and around 60 monitors in the HDI Arena’s corporate boxes and VIP areas, as well as on the team’s website after the matches to ensure fans are kept up to date.


Media Technology Engineer, Christian Martin, is responsible for the technical production along with a twenty person production team. On match days, programming is switched between live feeds from four HD-SDI cameras around the stadium and prerecorded content. The resulting content is fed and controlled via Blackmagic Design ATEM production switchers alongside a televised broadcast of the match, giving Hannover 96 a seamless HD broadcast quality workflow.

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.