The FA Cup is an annual knockout football competition and was first played during the 1871–72 season, making it is the oldest national football competition in the world.
The first round of this season’s FA Cup took place over the weekend of Friday 6 November 2020 with 40 fixtures taking place up and down the country.
The Gravity Media team at the Production Centre in London and Manchester had a hand in all of them; producing world feeds for rights holding broadcasters around the world, highlights action for The FA and a variety of content for the BBC.
Outside broadcast truck Pictor was on site at Portman Road, Ipswich, for Round 1 where 2008 winners Portsmouth came through 3-2 after extra time.
Pictor is a multi-functional broadcast vehicle, which can fit up to 16 fixed cameras well as comfortably seat a crew of eight. Our UK-based OB vehicle, is an ultra-efficient mobile TV production unit, designed to support both traditional and remote integration/at-Home workflows. Cutting edge technology combines with an efficient working environment, allowing streamlined production teams to create engaging content.