Press Release: MMC Studios Köln GmbH Appoints Senior Manager Innovation & Technology

MMC Studios Köln GmbH fills the newly created position of Senior Manager Innovation & Technology with Fabian Leimbach with immediate effect. In his role he reports directly to the management.

Leimbach’s future tasks at MMC Studios include the development of new product offerings and technologies based on an international production approach. In addition to MMC Group’s new OB Truck, this also includes the topic of Remote Production.

The planning of complex productions with new technologies and production approaches, e.g. in the area of Reality TV Production, is also part of his area of responsibility. In the case of technically demanding productions in particular, extensive customer advice is the focus of his activities.

In addition, Leimbach will plan future technology events at MMC Studios as well as training courses for employees of the MMC Group, and he will promote the interaction between MMC Studios and Crosscast, so that professional qualifications and new production approaches can be developed and shared bidirectionally.

Jens Wolf, Managing Director of MMC Studios: “For MMC, the year 2021 is all about technical innovations and we are pleased that Fabian Leimbach supports us with his expertise in the planning and implementation of these innovations. Examples are our new UHD HDR OB Truck, which is already available in January, and our Innovation Days, where we will present our customers with new technologies as soon as the Covid-19 situation allows.

Thanks to his strong client ties and his extensive experience in outside broadcast productions, studio productions, and international eSports events as well as in the design, planning and implementation of permanent installations, Fabian Leimbach is the ideal person for this exciting field and an important component in our corporate strategy. ”

Fabian Leimbach comes from Crosscast GmbH, the internationally active outside broadcast production arm of the MMC Group, where he has been in charge as Technical Director since 2020.

Crosscast is a highly sought-after production partner for the technical realization of innovative TV productions for classic production houses as well as for remote productions and smart productions based on flyaway production units. In the area of eSports, Crosscast produces tournaments on five continents. In addition, the company realizes permanent installations such as studio control rooms and virtual studios.

Before that, Leimbach had been with ESL Gaming – Turtle Entertainment, Cologne, since the end of 2016, where he was in charge of the productions of ESL eSports events around the world as Technical Director and Head of Engineering.

At ESL, Leimbach, as head of all technical broadcast subsections and global contact person for broadcasts and concept development, was also involved in the planning and implementation of the ESL innovation concept.

This included the redesign of national and international broadcasts, the concept development for remote broadcasts, the new construction of flight case production units and other means of production, as well as the planning and implementation of virtual reality and augmented reality productions.

Press contact:
MMC Studios Köln GmbH
Hans-Jörg Seibold
Head of PR & Marketing
Tel.: 0049 (0)221 250 1139
Email: hans-joerg.seibold@mmc.de