The ATP Masters 1000 Series is a demanding schedule of 10 events taking place across the world covering Cincinnati, Shanghai, Indian Wells, Madrid, Miami, Monte-Carlo, Montreal, Paris and Rome, concluding with the World Tour Finals which since 2009 has been staged in our home town, at the O2 Arena in London.
Over 50 broadcasters across the globe take coverage of the series include ABC, CCTV, ESPN, Fox Sports, Sky Sports, CBS, TVE and Eurosport.
Gravity Media provides broadcast equipment, production facilities, systems integration and scalable flyaway solutions.
The solution delivered by Gravity Media employs state-of-the-art digital flyaway rigs consisting of audio and video routing, distribution, communication, CCU and monitor gallery rigs. These rigs are configured prior to arriving on site and are then integrated with other key elements and installed by specialist Project Engineers.
Supplying up to 80 crew members at any one location, 24/7 technical resources and full operational and logistics support, Gravity Media have provided this type of project management across all ten venues since 2000 for ATP Media.
The broadcast requirements that Gravity Media is responsible for include:
- The delivery and on-site integration of scalable pre-configured flyaway production rigs to create the same production experience, no matter the location
- Supplying up to 80 skilled production crew members, as well as food and amenities for them at each event
- The logistics of moving the entire broadcast infrastructure between locations as far-flung as Shanghai, Indian Wells, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Montréal and Rome
- The provision of up to six production control rooms
- Multichannel ingest server for archiving and file distribution
- Centralised camera control for 40 cameras
- Centralised slow motion area for all courts
- Full on-site technical and operational support
In addition to the work it does with ATP Media at each event, Gravity Media also provides on-site production facilities and equipment to ATP World Tour and ATP World Tour Finals rights holders including Sky Sports.
Dominic Gresset Head of production for ATP Media said “We opted for Gravity Media to provide equipment, facilities and technical support for the Tennis Masters Series and subsequently the Masters Cup because we are confident in their capabilities to create the same broadcast environment anywhere in the world. They have demonstrated their expertise and professionalism time and again throughout the Tennis Masters Series tournaments that have taken place this year”.