BBC Sport - FA Cup Goals Exchange

THE CUSTOMER

BBC Sport – the sports production arm of the UK’s national public-service broadcaster, and domestic rights-holder of The FA Cup. 

THE PROJECT

Since 2014, Gravity Media – then branded Input Media – has looked after the production and delivery of a significant part the BBC’s television and interactive coverage of The FA Cup. In short, we handle the planning, capture, editing and delivery to the BBC in Salford of all FA Cup match highlights for use across all BBC platforms. 

THE APPROACH

We work to tight deadlines, so good planning is essential to this project. Key elements include initial recces of each and every ground staging an FA Cup tie, booking single-camera coverage of games not covered by full OBs, and arranging feeds or FTP delivery of match content back to our Production Centre within minutes of the final whistle, so that games can be edited and fed to Salford via bespoke clips channels.

THE OUTCOME

All match edits – including goals, key moments and colour shots – have been successfully delivered to the BBC for inclusion in Match of the Day or uploaded to BBC social and digital platforms.

INPUT MEDIA HAS BECOME GRAVITY MEDIA

On 31 October 2019, the four leading broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment owned by Gravity Media Group started trading under the brand name of ‘Gravity Media’. All Gravity Media companies around the world are making this transition and will now go to market as a single brand with a bold new look and purpose.

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Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites.

We are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment. Our 500 people serve clients across the sport, media, news and entertainment industries from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.

At the centre of Gravity Media lie three broad categories of expertise: media services & facilitiesproduction & content; and equipment rental & sales.


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