WEBVIDEOPREIS DEUTSCHLAND: European Web Video Academy and MMC Studios agree on strategic partnership

The successful cooperation is to be intensified in the coming years.

Last weekend, the European Web Video Academy (EWVA) awarded the WEBVIDEOPREIS DEUTSCHLAND for the sixth time at a brilliant show gala in Düsseldorf's Castello. MMC Studios was responsible again this year for the technical production and the live broadcast as well as the general contractor for the stage construction.

In 2014 and 2015, MMC Studios had already supported EWVA with a variety of services in the technical implementation and live broadcast of the awards ceremony. Now it is clear that the cooperation will not only continue in the coming years, but will be further expanded.

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Markus Hündgen (EWVA), Nico Roden (MMC Studios) and Dr. Dimitrios Argirakos at the Webvideopreis Deutschland 2016. © Christof Wolff / EWVA

Dr. Dimitrios Argirakos, Managing Director of EWVA, is delighted with the cooperation: "We have had excellent experiences with MMC Studios in the past and are therefore very pleased that we will be working even more closely together in the future." And Markus Hündgen, also managing director of EWVA, adds: "This is an important signal for NRW as a web video location."

Nico Roden, Director Sales & Production at MMC Studios Cologne, is looking forward to continuing the successful partnership over the next three years: "We believe in high-quality content on the web. It is therefore obvious to design the technical production environment just as professionally as the contributions themselves. The partnership with EWVA is the logical consequence of our joint efforts to expand NRW as a media location."

About the European Web Video Academy

European Web Video Academy, based in Düsseldorf, is committed to the sustainable promotion of a diverse, creative as well as commercially successful web video landscape in German-speaking countries. In its work, it is committed, among other things, to the long-term success and social acceptance of the Web Video Award Germany and works on its further development. In addition, it is committed to promoting young talent. The Academy's members include stars of the web video scene as well as experts from the network and moving image sector. The Academy's board includes Marie Meimberg as president and Florian Mundt ("LeFloid"), Jan Winter ("61MinutenSex"), Max Krüger and Lucia Haslauer as vice presidents. All Academy members can be found at webvideopreis.de/en/academy.

About MMC Studios

With the Coloneum in Cologne, the privately run MMC has one of the largest and most modern studio facilities in Europe. With its excellent studio infrastructure, state-of-the-art production technology, highly efficient post-production, excellent stage construction and experienced staff, MMC Studios Köln GmbH is the leading service provider for entertainment shows and series in Germany.

In addition, MMC Studios produces feature films with national and international stars as well as a wide variety of corporate events and trade shows. In its own creative space, MMC's "Unicorn Studios" division develops and produces fresh web video formats. eSports and gaming events also find ideal production conditions at MMC.

MMC Studios are therefore the hot spot for moving image productions in Germany. In addition, MMC and its team also provide the complete range of its services on location, so that MMC's customers also benefit from MMC's reliability and know-how outside the studios.

Photo 1: Markus Hündgen (EWVA), Nico Roden (MMC Studios) and Dr. Dimitrios Argirakos at the Webvideopreis Deutschland 2016. © Christof Wolff / EWVA

Photo 2: Web Video Award Germany 2016 Gala © Christof Wolff / EWVA