Gravity Media has extended its deal with the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to continue providing NetCams for Wimbledon.
The new agreement from 2024 builds on the company’s successful deployment of NetCam at The Championships since its debut in 2018.
NetCam, designed by Gravity Media Australia, features a dual UHD camera platform with two simultaneous 12g-SDI digital video transmission outputs (one from each camera).
The cameras are mounted within the centre strap of the net, just behind the white vertical adjustment strap, enabling viewers to enjoy the match from an entirely new vantage point. With a courtside fibre converter transforming signals into the optical format, shots from the centre of the court can be transmitted via a mobile control room or production truck, said Gravity Media.
Speaking about the deal, Paul Davies – head of broadcast, production and media rights, The Championships, Wimbledon, said: “The use of NetCam on Centre and No. 1 Court brings a unique and dynamic perspective to the broadcast coverage during The Championships.
“The delicate challenge of integrating these cameras within the grass courts has always been sensitively managed between Gravity Media Australia and our ground staff and we look forward continuing this long standing partnership.”