Neo Magazin Royale, which has aired weekly on ZDF since 2013, is billed as a late-night satirical talk-show, a description that does not do it full justice. The star, Jan Böhmermann, can be a bit of a challenge for the people behind the scenes. The satirist has often courted controversy - sometimes on an international scale - but his increasingly popular show also poses problems of a more welcome kind for its producers.
It includes a stand-up section, sit down interviews, and video inserts. There’s also music (the Rundfunk-Tanzorchestra Ehrenfeld performing Britney Spears’ classic “Toxic” was one highlight), a large studio audience, performers emerging from unexpected corners, and even games of hide-and-seek.
AMIRA Multicam rises to broadcast challenge
The AMIRA Multicam System brings the picture quality you’d expect from ARRI and embeds it into existing infrastructure. It’s part of a growing trend to raise production standards and bring a ‘cinematic look’ to TV shows. The makers of one popular German program made the change and have been delighted with the results.