Gravity Media is delighted to have facilitated January’s ATP Cup. The ATP Cup is a brand-new international men’s tennis tournament between competing nations, which is played over ten days in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Featuring teams from 24 countries, the tournament was run across three cities – Sydney, Perth and Brisbane ‒ with all finals matches held in Sydney.

The broadcast setup was an impressive undertaking. Across the three participating cities, we deployed four double-expanding supertrucks, containing between them:

  • over 100 cameras, including speciality robotic behind-the-scenes and beauty cameras;
  • over 100 microphones covering the courts and behind the scenes;
  • 25 EVS servers, including 8-channel and ChannelMax units; and
  • 6 Avids, 16 IPDirectors, storage and associated workflow to allow the client to produce highlights shows, edited packages and more.

One of the key system features we developed was a Remote Analysis and Monitoring Solution (RAMS) that, by linking the trucks’ communication frames across the network, enabled the client to talk between the remote sites of Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne on standard talkback panels.

Meanwhile, we also enabled centralised router control of the Gravity Media facilities. This allowed the client to access all on-location video and audio feeds (cameras, replay machines, programme outputs) from its bases in Sydney and Melbourne.