15th March 2005





A Media Production graduate from the University of Lincoln has gained a job working as a planner for the upcoming 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.


Stefan Wistuba (26), originally from Johannesburg but now living in Munich, graduated from the university in 2001 and has since been employed as a Technical Production Planner at Deutsches SportFernsehen (DSF), the German sports television channel.


DSF is a relatively small private channel in Germany, which specialises in broadcasting live sporting events, including Bundesliga First and Second Division football matches, Wimbledon, Tour de Suisse and the Ice Hockey World Championships.


Among his many responsibilities Stefan’s role is to plan all the technical needs for the channel, ranging from live outside broadcasts to studio productions. As part of a team he is also partly responsible for both the technical buying and co-ordination of sporting events, the optimisation of technical workflows within the channel and the controlling of technical budgets.


Neil Kendall, senior lecturer in Media Production at the university, commented: “It is always fantastic to see one of our students employed in the media industry and Stefan has done extremely well in gaining a job with DSF.


“He was an excellent student and a real innovator during his time on the degree course and I sincerely hope that he succeeds in his area of interest,” Mr Kendall added.


Stefan is very pleased with the industry knowledge he gained on the university’s degree course. “Working as a production manager and now as a production planner, I deal with technical side of TV productions on a daily basis. Without a solid technical background I would be quite lost, so obviously the degree course was very beneficial and a good starting point.”



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