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TVN Live-Copter

Are you looking for that little extra for the live broadcasting of your event? The TVN Live-Copter enriches every production with spectacular perspectives from the air.
Let us advise you: +49 511 1212-3720.

Aerial shots have become an integral part of modern visual design. For live broadcast of sports and show events, live copters provide an innovative upgrade to existing production formats. At TVN, we combine aerial video expertise and long-standing broadcasting competence.

With our TVN Live-Copter, we cover the arrival of athletes at stadiums and music bands at concert halls and produce exclusive beauty shots. Spectacular live images from the air are versatile. By overall perspectives, TV viewers are provided with spatial orientation. 

TVN Live-copter teams, consisting of licensed pilots, experienced camera personnel and specialised technicians, carry out more than 100 assignments all over the world every year. Increasingly, we are also producing images with integrated virtual content such as augmented reality. We are always aiming at offering added value to our customers and the audience with regard to live broadcast. 

(Legal) Security is always our top priority. That's why only experienced crews carry out our assignments. We produce with powerful, reliable and high-quality drone technology as well as zoom-capable system cameras (incl. manual aperture control). Special broadcast radio links (with dedicated BNetzA frequencies) also ensure stable and interference-free signal transmission in 1080i, 1080p (50/60 fps) and UHD HDR as well as HD HDR.

With our expertise and technical know-how, we also offer solutions for complex production and licensing requirements - for example, by using multiple broadcast (directional) radio links or mobile transmission units. In doing so, we always deliver signals to the OB van ready for transmission.

In the development of innovative technical solutions and in day-to-day business, smooth processes are the basic prerequisite of our work. Our back office is in constant contact with the authorities and thus guarantees a fast and reliable organisation of all (flight) permits.

You can find more information about the TVN Live-Copter in our factsheet.

Factsheet TVN Live-Copter

Our references


Football Bundesliga

Since the 2017/18 season, we have been producing the live aerial images for the Bundesliga in more than 80 flights per season. The TVN Live-Copter delivers exterior shots of the stadiums and their surroundings as well as of the teams’ bus arrivals or even individual match scenes.


IBU Biathlon World Cup 

For ARD and ZDF, we were in the air with the TVN Live-Copter during the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 biathlon seasons at the World Cup stops in Oberhof, Hochfilzen, Pokljuka, Antholz and Östersund. Our live and zoomable drone camera (incl. aperture control) was almost always able to cover the entire course. 


Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters | ATP Masters 1000

On behalf of the ATP, one of our copter teams was in Monaco in April 2023 and produced aerial footage on the Côte d'Azur for up to four parallel live feeds. In the run-up, the challenge for our back office were the permissions for our TVN Live-Copter to take-off on Monaco territory and to fly mainly in French airspace.


Concerts and shows

At performances by Helene Fischer and Udo Lindenberg, we produced live images for the stadium screens and we recorded the concerts. In addition to further concerts, our references include shows such as ‘ZDF Fernsehgarten’ or ‘Die Liveshow bei dir zuhause’ by ProSieben.


FIFA Women’s World Cup in France 2019

During the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France 2019, we provided the live and non-live coverage for the world feed with exceptional aerial images with our copter teams in a total of nine stadiums. For each stadium, we created an individual concept for the signal transmission.


Berlin Marathon 

For the alternate event of the Berlin Marathon 2020, we were able to offer new perspectives with spectacular flights around the famous Victory Column. In addition to live images, we produced high-resolution drone photos from heights of up to 200m for the city marketing.



Since 2017, our TVN Live-Copter crews have been producing the aerial footage for the DFB Cup Free TV live broadcasts, including the finals in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. The quarter-final match between 1. FC Saarbrücken and Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2020 was the first time we used two copters at the same time. In this way, we were able to provide a live aerial image with a direct view of the action for the entire duration of the match.


Telekom Street Gig | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

At one of the first pandemic ghost concerts of 2020, the Telekom Street Gig featuring James Blunt at the opera house Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, we were in the air for MagentaMusik 360 above the Port of Hamburg. Since no audience was allowed, the video director had to compensate for the missing impressions of the live audience during the live broadcast. With our TVN Live-Copter, we were able to repeatedly contribute spectacular images of the illuminated outer façade to the live broadcast .


Audi Cup

At the Audi Cup 2019 in Munich, Audi commissioned TVN LIVE PRODUCTION with the complete handling of the host broadcasting, the implementation of the international content centre as well as for the aerial live video production.


Augmented Reality Live-Copter

For the first time in a Bundesliga football production, we combined live augmented reality graphics with drone footage in a joint effort with Netventure. Eversince its successful market launch, we have been regularly using the innovative technology for Bundesliga football broadcasts.


Hamburg World Water Marathon

At the ITU World Water Marathon in Hamburg’s city park, we provided the live aerial coverage of the competition between top international athletes over two days. The drone images of the start and the first discipline were particularly popular. During the competititon, we were able to fly in front of the swimmer field (like no other camera) and also contribute spectacular top shot images to the world feed at the turning points in the water.


International matches of the German national team

On behalf of various broadcasters, we have been in charge of the aerial images for matches of the German national team at home and abroad on a regular basis. Recently, our camera drone was in the air for tournaments such as the UEFA Nations League, the UEFA European Qualifiers and friendly matches with German participation.


UEFA Europa League Final 2020

For the UEL Final 2020 between Inter Milan and Sevilla F.C. in the RheinEnergie Stadium in Cologne, we were in charge of the host broadcasting and the live aerial video on behalf of UEFA. Especially in the run-up to the event, the copter perspective was used to provide the international audience with a geographic impression of the stadium. During the match, we were able to offer replays of crucial match scenes from a bird's eye view.


AIDA cruise ship launching ceremony

Fireworks, live concert and more than 25,000 spectators - at the elaborately staged ship christening of the AIDAnova on the grounds of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, we provided live images and high-resolution photos with our special camera drones on behalf of AIDA.

Our clients

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Robin Pirr

Project Manager Aerial Video

In addition to various OB van and 360-degree live productions, Robin Pirr is our expert for the application of the TVN Live-Copters.

Tel +49 511 1212 3720

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