2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Live Draw in Zagreb

It was a pleasure to work with the International Tennis Federation team during their AGM this week taking place in Zagreb, Croatia, for the live draw of the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. This determines the draw for next year;s tournament and who plays whom where. This is the fourth year we have covered the event for the ITF, and this year we provided the complete coverage for this with all of the camera and streaming technology, but also the event PA/audio system. It was live streamed on the FedCup website and YouTube, and then we provided the rushes, which included additional post-draw interviews and images of the trophy for the ITF’s broadcast partners globally.

Fed Cup was launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). It’s now the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 102 nations entering in 2016.

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Spring Update

It’s been exceptionally busy for the team here…

ITF World Champions Dinner

serena500-2This week, we covered the International Tennis Federation’s glamorous Champions Dinner in Paris graced by stars past and present including world No.1 Serena Williams. The glittering line up included other interviews with Billie-Jean King, Brad Parker, Martina Hingis, men’s and doubles world champions and the Junior World champions too, plus ITF President Dave Haggerty. Produced the news coverage for broadcasters and a YouTiube video for the public.

The 2016 French Open – Paris  A week of interviewing the players in Paris for a soon to be shown ITF project.

New Embraer Legacy 500 Jet  – first landing at City Airport: maxresdefault

We were there to help cover this historic first landing. Filmed air to air, on board and on the runway for this corporate video and news coverage. Nice edit Corin! :https://youtu.be/EqdluyWjjhQ

Clipper Race Advertising for New York Subway – production of short but powerful ads to promote the upcoming stop-over in New York.

Match Race Germany – The weather was poor but the atmopshere and the racing was fabulous! A week of covering an international Match Race on beautiful Lake Constance. Karol Jablonski from Poland won it, a great week and thanks to everyone involved. We produced news coverage and a live stream 8 hours a day, plus a promotional video on the event.

Clipper Race stop-over Seattle DS5_61651As this round the world adventure continues, Seattle was the latest finish and start to cover. While our man Richard Edwards continues on his own 40,000 mile filming project, covering every aspect of the race, switching yachts for each of the 10 races thus far, it was an intensive stop-over for our team.. Covering the arrivals night and day as the 12 yachts arrived, there was also a packed activation schedule in port plus catch up filming with all of our key charachters in our ‘Race of Their Lives’ TV series. Visit Seattle Skipper Huw Fernie got to throw the ceremonial First Pitch at the Mariners baseball match and we were there right behind home plate for it!

The departure was a huge event with a military band and enormous crowds there to see the yachts off on the next race to the Panama Canal.

BBC NewBBC-Logo-iPads 4G System  – BBC news had our WMT transmission system for a two week project that included live coverage of the Queen’s birthday celebrations taking place in Windsor Great Park. This coverage would have been expensive with a live satellite feed, and would have involved all sorts of permits and permissions to park a asatellite uplink truck…