Gravity Media was contracted by the FFT in 2008 to produce a wide range of services from Roland Garros. These services were developed and extended over the next 10 years to include: production of two world feeds – International Super Signals (ISS) Prime and Extra; a daily ready-to-air highlights programme; individual match edits; content for digital and big screens; and other supporting services for the FFT and its broadcasters onsite.
Gravity Media’s producers and technical experts worked closely with the FFT to design a complex but flexible and robust technical hub that met all requirements. Underpinned by EVS-Avid workflows, the technical infrastructure supported two galleries and several edit suites required to deliver ISS Prime and ISS Extra to the FFT’s rights-holders around the world. The feeds came complete with English commentary, and the setup enabled fast-turnaround match highlights and the crafted daily highlights programme, along with a host of other content.
The ISS Prime and Extra were acclaimed as among the best world feeds in any sport. The French Open was one of the world’s first high-profile events to introduce a second, complementary world feed to showcase its best action. Input Media’s talented team of producers, engineers and technicians made it happen.