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Gravity Media aces US Open coverage with host, domestic and international production facilities

This year's broadcast featured UHD on Ashe court produced with Dolby Atmos

Gravity Media has successfully facilitated the host, domestic and international production facilities as well as the unilateral facilities at the 142nd US Open tennis tournament.

The technical set-up on site involved the company putting together five production control rooms for the host linear courts production with four associated audio control rooms, one PCR and ACR for domestic Production, one multi-transmission control room for international, 14 ViBox production desks for outer court production and two associated audio control rooms.

The team also deployed a full EVS VIA server and infrastructure, with over 30 Servers, 15+ XTAs and 20+ IP Directors as well as three online Avid Symphony Edits,  seven “Lite” Media Composers Edits and 2 After Effects stations, plus three voice-over booths and three announce booths.

This year’s broadcast featured state-of-the-art technical innovations, such as UHD on Ashe court produced with Dolby Atmos and full EVS Via Server rollout and associated upgrade to XHub Via and Xsquare VIA suite of tools. 

Gravity Media’s Specialty Cameras were also in use, with NetCams across three courts, three “Towel Cams” – mini PTZ cameras on Ashe, 11 MRMC AFC 100’s, 32 “Special Cams” around the grounds and on the courts, RF Gimbal Cameras and 10 RF Cameras capturing site wide coverage. 

John Williams, Gravity Media’s director – media services and facilities commented:“Gravity Media is proud to be a part of this iconic sporting event for yet another year, showcasing the world’s best tennis players as they compete for glory on the grand stage. We are truly dedicated to capturing the essence of this tournament and bringing it to the homes of millions of fans, making it an unforgettable experience for all. This year’s US Open offers a platform to showcase the versatility and depth of our services, demonstrating the remarkable synergy that unfolds when we unite as a team.”