Ed Tischler, our Managing Director in EMEA, caught up with SVG Europe to discuss remote production and how this service offering has rapidly evolved. The piece features online on SVG Europe’s website and looks at how remote production has been a growing influence in the sports broadcasting world over the last three years.
Gravity Media can speak with a high level of authority on the topic, given the extensive groundwork it has put into delivering remote productions of all shapes and sizes in recent years. When the global pandemic hit in 2020, Gravity Media was able to work on a number of successful remote productions including the French Open. Having provided host broadcast facilities for the US Open in New York, the WTA Tour, the Western & Southern Open, and the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome, Gravity Media was also able to conclude a run of back-to-back work on five major tennis events with the French Open at Roland Garros.
We were also on air for France Televisions providing the RF coverage at the 124th French Open, helped the FFT to set up a studio on site, and was on air for Eurosport with its Cube, taking pictures from France and other Eurosport Studios, and feeding them back to the Cube studio in London. Meanwhile, the team at The Production Centre in London facilitated ITV’s remote production of this year’s tournament. Find out more here.
Another recent remote production includes the Supercars Pro Eseries. The Eseries took place again on the iRacing platform, running over six weekly rounds until Tuesday 1 December 2020. It was broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports, and Supercars’ Facebook, Twitch, and Youtube pages. You can find out more about this project here.
When we pause to reflect on the past 12 months, it becomes apparent what an action-packed, transformative, and defining year it has been for this industry. Gravity Media has used technology in ways we would not have considered before, while pushing what we have been tentatively using for years forwards in giant leaps.