We usually handle technical works for broadcasting companies.
- Designer support
- Lighting, video & sound design
- Stage automation
- Show lighting
- Broadcast lighting
- Video technology
- Audio technology
- IT & Communication
- Special effects
- Approvals / Permits and structural reports
We provide free technical support for your design work – no matter whether you want to consult us for a pitch or for creating a project.
We help with load calculations, rigging plans, technical drawings, measurements, weight and volume specifications, pictures, videos, etc. Often we also have (floor-) plans of venues or other data and information that could be useful for you. We will gladly share our design icons with you, and can also assist you with renderings or animations for your presentation.
A well-trained crew ensures the success of your event. We put together the team that is needed for your project.
In Germany, we employ over 300 skilled employees, more than 50 apprentices, and a pool of several hundred freelancers. Internationally, PRG has well over 2,000 full-time staff members. With this team, we run international projects of all types and sizes.
We book stagehands, hostesses, etc. from local service providers we regularly work with – to save on travel and accommodation costs. Due to the wide range of projects we service, we have our own specialists for almost every field. All key positions are manned by our own staff or freelancers we work closely with. Depending on the requirements, we use master craftsmen, engineers, high-altitude rescue workers, event technology specialists, pyrotechnicians, etc. Especially in difficult situations, it pays to work with qualified professionals.
Lighting, video & sound design
A successful design supports the content of your event and enhances its emotional appeal to visitors.
No matter what type of event it is, the design of the technical services is an essential component of your event. We support you with a tailor-made solution from our own experts, or recommend external designers.
Today, lighting and video technology are usually merged into an overall concept that is very closely interlinked with the design of the set or décor. Direct coordination of the services is absolutely essential for a smooth execution, because in many projects, light and audiovisual content largely determine the overall impression. Integrating the corporate design also plays an important role in the use of colors, logos and other content, and is considered by the selected designer.
The sound design has a special role. This refers not only to the technical concept, where the positions and types of speaker are determined, but also content aspects. A sound designer can crucially enhance the atmosphere in the event area with sound recordings.
The design is essential for determining the technical requirements, which form the basis for our costing and planning.
High-quality presentation documents facilitate a professional presentation of your project – internally and externally. We prepare all the necessary material for you.
This includes sketches, illustrations, drawings, renderings, animations, websites, and fully produced films. The expense of creating presentation material should, of course, always be in proportion to the volume of the project. For smaller projects, drawings and renderings are usually created. Larger projects sometimes require more extensive presentations. Visualizations are drawn up in close consultation with you and the designers involved.
Pre-programming includes defining the lighting moods, videos to be played, and many other details that can be handled while preparing a program. This saves a lot of time and money on-site.
With the use modern lighting control systems and multimedia programs, it makes obvious sense to do much of the work during pre-production. This involves reproducing the event location as precisely as possible using 3D simulation, then enriching it with décor, lighting and video effects. This helps with the programming, but also helps the customer visualize it.
Doing so frees up a lot of time and prevents hectic stress at the venue. Usually, it allows for shortening the rental period, which also significantly reduces costs.
Events in confined spaces mainly call for stages and platforms – outdoors, tents and scaffolding are also used.
Stage and scaffolding systems are usually modular and can therefore be used very flexibly and in almost any size. Roofed areas encounter physical limits much earlier, as spans and weather conditions play a major role in the structural analysis. Let us advise you. Our stage and scaffolding experts are happy to help.
Our riggers are there to help wherever there are loads to be borne. An event without rigging is hardly conceivable today – and not just at on-stage events.
Rigging refers to the hanging or positioning of loads. Riggers are responsible for the proper assembly and disassembly of the load-carrying devices and the loads attached to them. Static and dynamic loads are taken into account, along with the maximum load capacities of the suspension points and the overall construction, and the permissible distribution of loads. In outside areas, wind loads must also be considered.
The chief rigger is also responsible for ensuring that all necessary structural analyses have been obtained and are adhered to.
"Flying" people or objects, turntables, lifting platforms, movable LED walls, etc. - the Stage Automation department handles the moving elements at your event.
Understandably, the strictest possible safety guidelines apply to the movement of loads or people over the audience. The requirements to be met by the technology are extremely high, as absolute reliability is necessary. The use of this kind of automation effects is therefore relatively expensive and requires plenty of preparation time.
However, the effort is worth it: Moving elements are usually a much-appreciated special effect – in some cases, they are even the highlight of the event.
Let our experienced specialists advise you.
Any stage lighting that serves not merely to provide illumination is often referred to as “show lighting” or “effect lighting.” This can, for example, be stage lighting, or the lighting effects for a multimedia (sound & lights) show. The illumination of decoration is generally referred to as "deco lighting," but light itself can also be used as decoration to create the desired mood.
Moving lights, LED lights, Space Cannons and many other specialty lamps are often used in show and deco lighting. PRG has the world’s most extensive pool of equipment in the area of show and deco lighting.
PRG has the equipment and expertise to provide broadcast-suitable lighting for any event.
With our extensive materials pool, we can handle both indoor and outdoor productions of all sizes. Our equipment ranges from small and large artificial lighting units to daylight PARs, from step lighting and floodlights to 7 kW xenon searchlights and 100 kW SoftSuns.
Cameras, vision mixers, media servers, screens, projections, video walls – we not only provide the required technology, but also the appropriate crew of technicians and creative people for your project.
Video technology processes range from the production of a video signal, for example by a camera or the transmission of a computer signal, to editing using an editing program or a video mixer, to the recording or playback. Playback involves screens, projectors, LED walls or other (dis)play devices. Let us advise you!
Flawless sound reproduction is essential for any kind of event. We mainly use speaker systems from the leading company in the field, MeyerSound. Our portfolio includes all items that are required for excellent sound, from the 10cm x 10cm MM4 to 170Kg M3D Line Array top speakers. Of course, we also have quality systems from other manufacturers.
Our team of experts will be happy to compile a customized system for your needs. Talk to us.
IT & Communication
IT is a broad field:
This segment includes hardware and software for computer systems and various types of communication technology. Whether you need a single terminal or a complex computer network; wireless devices or a complex matrix intercom; networks for audio, video or data signals – our IT professionals take responsibility for providing it. We use hardware and software from all widely known manufacturers.
You want lasers, fireworks and water curtains? No problem. We work with partners to deliver the desired special effects. Take advantage of our market knowledge.
The appropriate special effects can crucially upgrade your event. For example, a laser show to accompany an opening, 3D projections during a show, or indoor or outdoor fireworks for a finale. New ideas for small and large special effects are continually emerging, which we will be happy to present to you. If you are interested in regular updates about new techniques or effects, we recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter on the subject.
Transportation of personnel and materials, storage, travel organization – the logistics required in connection with an event are not to be underestimated.
Usually, technical subcontractors will handle the transport of their own equipment and crews. However, the larger the project or the greater the distance to the venue, the more useful it is to pool transport, flights, hotels, crew transport, etc. and plan and book these things centrally. The loading, unloading and on-site storage of materials should also be organized across subcontractors.
In larger projects, for instance, logistics may also include space planning for the outdoor areas and the scheduling of delivery traffic.
Infrastructure services include fencing, water supply, heating, air conditioning, toilet facilities and ground covers.
Often, ancillary services determine the overall impression of an event. Is it too cold or too warm? Are there enough toilets available? Can your guests find the parking areas? Let our experts advise you to avoid annoying errors in the costing and planning of your event.
Whether from a fixed power supply or from generators – having reliable power at an event is crucial. We ensure there are no interruptions to the supply.
From 3 x 16A Schuko splitters to 3 x 2000 A distributors – our Power department handles the planning and implementation of your power supply. Many of our power distributors have network connections for remote monitoring of voltage, frequency, current and other data. This lets us immediately determine if a problem is indicated somewhere.
If the existing electrical outlets are not sufficient or if you want to use a redundant, network-independent system, mobile generators are used. We provide the required infrastructure from our own stocks – generators are usually rented from reputable local suppliers.
Personnel lifts, work platforms and forklifts are just some of the tools that we provide for an efficient handling of your project.
With the exception of personnel lifts, we rent all equipment from local providers. Usually, however, it still makes sense to order through us, because we know exactly what we need and can respond more quickly to changes if we instruct the suppliers themselves. Often we can also offer you better prices, because we have framework agreements in place with some suppliers.
On request we are also happy to put you in touch with providers we feel can be recommended.
Personnel to handle issues of safety, health and security is indispensable at many events.
At the planning stage of an event, a risk assessment is carried out, along with a review of whether the venue is suitable for the loads involved.
Safety experts ensure that construction, implementation and dismantling are carried out properly in every respect. This may include fire department, ambulance and police personnel as needed.
Security monitoring is necessary to protect visitors from hazards and to ensure regulated access to cordoned areas. Admission controls, visitor flow and guidance, crowd management, and maintaining public order also fall within the remit of the security teams.
Approvals / Permits and structural reports
Our accredited experts take care of obtaining regulatory permits and produce the required records of inspections.
Rules for places of assembly, accident prevention regulations, and the Working Hours Act just some of the laws and directives that must be observed when planning to host an event. Depending on the type of event, it can quickly necessitate the involvement of five or more public authorities: e.g. the building authorities, air traffic control, police, fire department, trade inspection authorities, etc. One also needs to consider whether structural analyses, inspection books or special permits are required for the use of fireworks, lasers, and the like. GEMA, the German artists' social welfare fund, and the tax office (tax on foreigners, sales tax, etc.) will also demand their share.
There are so many different laws and regulations that only experienced professionals are able to take all the necessary measures into consideration.
Anyone who is not absolutely sure of who has – or is permitted to have – what responsibilities at an event should definitely get professional advice. Talk to our specialists. We will be happy to advise you.
Take advantage of our contacts and our volume of premiums: We are happy to advise you in choosing an insurance company.
In principle, you can insure against most risks. What kind of insurance you should have and what only makes sense in exceptional cases depends on various factors. We therefore recommend a careful risk/benefit analysis. Liability insurance should be taken out in any case. However, you can usually do without break-even insurance (which insures the difference between the revenues and costs of an event).
We would be happy to put you in touch with an insurer with reasonable terms, or organize the insurance for you. It’s completely up to you.