Sky Commissions Qvest Media for Sports Infrastructure New Build “Cube”
The new construction of the pay TV channel called “Cube” will be built at Sky’s media hub in Unterföhring. Spread over more than 1,700 square metres, the new sports production centre will offer enough space for two studios with rooms for direction, editing and production, as well as for continuity suites and the broadcast IT installation. In the future, live sports content from Sky Germany will also be produced here. This includes, among others, the Sky Bundesliga conference, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the EHF Handball Champions League, golf, tennis and Formula 1 racing.
Qvest Media has been entrusted with full responsibility for the turnkey, technological construction of the sports broadcasting centre. As part of the collaboration, the company has been commissioned to develop workflows and an innovative IP-based back-end, as well as the entire system infrastructure. This also includes the selection and definition of appropriate technology and manufacturers. As part of the contract, Qvest Media is furthermore responsible for the subsequent delivery of broadcast, IT and audio-visual solutions, equipping the studio and production facilities, systems integration, as well as commissioning and support of the on-air phase.
About Sky Deutschland
With over 4.6 million customers and annual revenues of 2 billion Euros, Sky is the pay-TV market leader in Germany and Austria. The program offering at Sky includes live sport, films, series, kids’ channels and documentaries. Sky Deutschland with its headquarters in Unterföhring near Munich is part of Sky plc, Europe’s leading entertainment group. 21.8 million customers in five countries are watching the exclusive Sky programs whenever and wherever they want (Status: 30 June 2016).
About Qvest Media
Qvest Media is a world leading systems architect in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in the television, media and telecommunications industries. The company has locations in Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Dubai and Singapore with a team of over 180 employees. With a powerful spectrum of services consisting of consulting & development, systems integration and service & support, Qvest Media offers 360° expertise in the design, development, implementation and operational support of media technology infrastructures. With its business unit professional products, Qvest Media has specialised in the selection and distribution of AV and broadcasting IT products. Its partner network in this field includes the most innovative and important hardware and software manufacturers. Qvest Media is also one of the biggest suppliers of dry-hire equipment and systems solutions for live broadcasting of events, sports and entertainment. Today, Qvest’s customer base includes eminent international broadcasters, telco providers and media networks such as ARD and ZDF, Sky, RTL, Al Arab, SRG, Al Jazeera, MediaCorp, beIN SPORTS, Dubai Media Incorporated, SES ASTRA, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Turner Broadcasting, etc.