Blyth Spartans and Wrexham recently battled it out for a place in the FA Cup First Round Proper. Gravity Media, the world leading global provider of complex live media facilities and production services, was at the heart of both matches.
Wrexham’s high-profile ownership of film stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney has seen US fans catching FA Cup fever, and both matches were broadcast to a big audience on ESPN, following up on the huge success of the “Welcome to Wrexham” series on Disney+.
For the first leg, Angus Scott presented from a sold-out Croft Park, with former Welsh international striker Hal Robson Kanu, and Newcastle legend Steve Watson.
Following a 1-1 draw in Blyth, the Gravity Media team then headed to Wrexham FC the following Tuesday.
On-site at the Racecourse Ground, the team deployed our UK based outside broadcast truck Pictor to capture the match action, the presentation cameras were fed back to our Chiswick production centre, where the programme was produced remotely.
Kelly Somers presented pitch side, joined by Hal Robson Kanu and Rob Earnshaw. Our Manchester based production team were out and about catching reaction outside the ground in the build up.
After a 3-2 win over Blyth Spartans, Wrexham successfully secured their place in the first round of the FA Cup where they will play Oldham Athletic at home on Saturday 5th November.