ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP World Tour, has won the Overall Broadcast Production Award at the 2017 TVB Awards on Wednesday evening (8 June).
The TVB Awards, held every year, celebrate success and innovation in the broadcasting industry, with all award entries demonstrating an ability to push the boundaries in the production, management, and delivery of today’s media content.
ATP Media, which boasts unrivalled access and expertise in broadcast production, offers 75 broadcasters across 195 territories a comprehensive, end to end and broadcast-focussed solution spanning 23 tennis tournaments from the ATP Masters 1000s, ATP World Tour 500s and the ATP end of season finals at the 02 in London.
ATP Media overcame stiff competition to win the Overall Broadcast Production Award – including Shine TV and Canon (The Hunted); Riedel Communications (Big Brother VIP); Insight TV and Xtreme Video (Inside Masters of Dirt); and Dejero and Pilgrim Media Group (The Runner).
ATP Media’s winning submission highlighted the company’s commitment to providing added value to broadcast partners through expertise, innovation and investment.
This includes offering broadcasters more live coverage than ever before, with over 2,000 hours of ATP World Tour content being generated annually. Rights holders also have access to a bespoke package of ISO feeds including a press conference feed as well as live practice court and commentary booth cameras – essentially enabling a remote broadcaster’s commentary team to have a ‘window’ to the court as if they were there.
Delivering all this content has been made possible by the company’s commitment to installing it’s own dedicated global fibre network to 22 tournament venues across the globe. This allows delivery of footage from all courts as separate feeds, the world feed plus the numerous additional feeds.
Furthermore, the ATP Media Broadcast Portal also delivers hundreds of hours of content including ENG material, live venue cameras, a tournament highlights show, a weekly magazine show, as well as live news from each tournament, contact information and documentation relating to each event, direct to broadcasters and news agencies.
Stuart Watts, Chief Operating Officer at ATP Media, said:
“This award is deserved recognition for the strides we have made in our digital content offer, and is the end result of a huge team effort. We work with some of the best suppliers and freelancers in the industry, who are also a key part of our success. Our ambition is to continue to offer our broadcast partners around the world the very best tennis coverage, which means constantly innovating, challenging the status quo, with our viewers the ultimate beneficiaries.”
As part of the award submission, broadcasters from around the world – including ESPN International, Tennis Channel and Gaora – also shared their positive experiences of working with the company.