• TDE became the first sports content provider to record and broadcast the on‑court audio of two players during a European basketball game. 

Telekom Deutschland broadcasts on-court audio

Telekom Deutschland broadcasts on-court audio

Source: MagentaSport

Telekom Deutschland (TDE) became the first sports content provider to record and broadcast the on‑court audio of two players during a European basketball game. Via its MagentaSport service, TDE attached a Q5XPlayerMic to a player from each team during FCBayern München Basketball’s match versus BroseBamberg on 30 December 2019. The system is common in NBA games in North America. TDE recently signed a five‑year exclusive rights deal for top‑flight German basketball, the EasyCredit Basketball Bundesliga (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #88), and has looked to cement its subscription‑based sports content service with exclusive coverage across several sports (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #80 and 89).