#DTM and TV SKYLINE expand successful cooperation

Along with the start of the 2021 DTM season, the race series’ organisation ITR and broadcasting company TV SKYLINE are expanding their long-standing and successful partnership. In the traditional race series, the company, based in Mainz, is responsible for the comprehensive visualisation and technical implementation of the entire TV and streaming production including the support categories. Subsequently, TV SKYLINE is delivering the world feed for all DTM races, derived from over 50 different camera perspectives like on-board cameras in the race cars, wireless cameras in the pit lane and helicopter cameras. Additional live integration of the team radio signal results into exciting and high-quality broadcasts. In 2021, DTM is broadcast live in over 60 countries on all five continents. For the fourth consecutive year already, SAT.1 is showing all the races on free-to-air TV as the exclusive TV partner in the German-speaking countries at the usual time on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm (race start at 1.30pm).

On every race weekend, TV SKYLINE is not only producing over 15 hours of live footage from DTM, DTM Trophy and further support categories, but is also meeting all the specific requirements for customers like graphics, streaming, signal distribition, transmission of press conferences and equipment of the DTM Power Lounge. Moreover, the portfolio also includes in-race clips, distributed live during practice sessions and races, news edits, interviews and individual stories as well as a 52-minute highlights magazine with English-language commentary. The entire footage is made accessible from all over the world in a quick and user-friendly way by means of a so-called ‘content hub’.

On TV screens and via smart phones: DTM can be received all over the world

DTM coverage can be received all over the world on TV screens and on smart devices alike. First and foremost, the leading streaming services include the series’ own OTT platform DTM Grid (grid.dtm.com), but also the SAT.1 web portal ran.de, both showing not only the races, but also all practice and qualifying sessions live. New for this year: from 2021, SPORT1 is broadcasting the action from the junior race series DTM Trophy on the channels of its 360-degree sports platform live and with highlights.

“We have adapted our productions for TV, streaming and social media to suit the different requirements of our increasing number of licensees and fans even better. TV SKYLINE is a production partner that has proven itself for many years, reliably operating our client-specific ‘content hub’ and always implementing new and innovative services and camera perspectives,” says Oliver Simon, director TV & streaming, ITR GmbH.

“We are delighted to have secured TV SKYLINE as a strong and, above all, reliable partner since many years for an extended exclusive cooperation. We will be working together even more closely in the future,” says Benedikt Böhme, managing director, ITR GmbH.

For over 30 years, TV SKYLINE has been an innovative service provider for mobile TV productions in the sports, show, music, events and industry segments. For tailor-made and complex production concepts like DTM, state-of-the-art OB vehicles, streaming technologies and remote production infrastructure as well as highly qualified staff are available. Moreover, TV SKYLINE is the globally leading manufacturer and supplier of special cameras, delivering breath-taking footage from sporting events like DTM in particular.

“We are very proud to be expanding our long-standing partnership with ITR. Production and broadcasting of high-class motorsport events have been playing a major role at TV SKYLINE from the outset. We are particularly delighted to be taking, together with ITR, the 2021 DTM as a general contractor to the next level in terms of coverage and production with our innovative ideas and solutions,” says Wolfgang Reeh, owner and managing director, TV SKYLINE GmbH.