10 YEARS OLD….

April 16th, 2018

Ten Years Old!  – It’s ten years ago, on April 15 2008 that the company was established, and still going strong!   

An tremendous amount has happened in those years, some fabulous memories and some tough times and long hours too, but we’ve been fortunate to have worked with some amazingly talented people, travelled extensively to some wonderful places, and had more than our fair share of fun mixed in too.

Thanks to all of the clients who have entrusted us with their projects and productions, both past and present; to the multitude of freelancers and staff who have worked with us on the travels around the planet; and to everyone who joined us in helping to reach this milestone in some way, too many to mention.

We’ve been very fortunate indeed, as it’s been a fascinating journey so far, with lots more yet to come.

 

Thanks to all.

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International Acclaim for 1080 Media TV production – Broadcast Report

March 27th, 2018

ITTF – 2018 Team World Cup, London, Host TV Broadcast report

 

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London based 1080 Media TV were chosen as the Host Broadcaster for the prestigious 2018 International Table Tennis Federation Team World Cup event, following the success of their coverage of Table Tennis England’s international matches and national championships through 2017.

The event at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, from February 22-25, saw the top nations competing for the title and 270,000 USD prize money, with the very best men’s and women’s international players in the world competing for their country. The event was last staged in 2015 in Dubai, and it is the first time that England has won the right to host this level of competition (outside of the 2012 Olympic Games) for over 20 years.

The team at 1080 Media TV set out to provide world class coverage to match the standard of competition, with over 100 countries, including CCTV in China, expected to air the live coverage for up to 10 hours a day over four days. Additionally, TV Tokyo from Japan wanted to pro   duce their own personalised coverage of the event each day, given the popularity of the sport in Japan. As Host Broadcaster, 1080 Media TV managed their complex requirements also, coordinating all of their facilities in London and providing additional crew to supplement the 37 attending from Japan.

Four courts were built for the opening two days of the event’s group stages, with the main show court being covered exclusively by 1080 Media TV as host, and Table 2 covered by TV Tokyo with a further 10 cameras, and where the Japanese matches were played in the first two days. The ITTF also streamed tables 3 and 4 to their itTV.com platform with a single camera, in addition to the multi-camera coverage from Tables 1 and 2.

In the UK, the BBC Sport website and Connected TV showed the England group matches played on the center court, and there was success for England’s men as they advanced to the quarter final knockout stage, while England’s women were eliminated in their group. All matches now focused on the center court for the final weekend, with TV Tokyo supplementing the 11 cameras on the sole remaining court with a further 4, enabling the Japanese director to alternate from the world feed with customized coverage for the audience watching live in Japan.

Facilities for the event which required 4 super-slow mo cameras with 80x lenses on each court, were supplied by Timeline TV. Their impressive UHD 2 outside broadcast unit was used for the host broadcast team, and their OB16 unit for TV Tokyo. 1080 Media TV CEO Cliff Webb said, ‘‘The Timeline TV facilities were first class, and the guarantee crew and team they supplied were excellent. As Executive Producer, it meant I could focus on the quality of the production rather than the technical aspects, and manage the coordination with the different levels of management and stake holders involved in an event of this scale’’.

Esports company ESL were contracted to manage the complex broadcast graphics required for both broadcast teams. Sam Deans, ESL Executive Producer said, ‘’we were thrilled to be able to offer our services. Being native to the esports and gaming industry, it was a clear measure of how far esports broadcast production has evolved, as we were able to execute this to the high quality demanded. We were very impressed by 1080 Media TV’s level of production, and can’t wait until the next time our services can be utilised’’.

_MG_9422 - Copy (1024x597)Host nation England succeeded in advancing to the semi-final stage in the men’s competition ensuring them of a precious Bronze medal, but their progress was halted by the number one ranked nation, China, who faced off against Japan in a tense final. With a full house at the Copper Box arena, China’s women defeated Japan in their final, and their men’s team repeated the achievement in a thrilling contest. With translated on court interviews after each match, and 15 cameras around the court including 2 miniature cameras mounted on the table for a unique view of the action, together with a 6m jib roaming above, the coverage of this top class action was comprehensive for broadcasters around the world.

ITTF Head of Media Matt Pound commented “We were very impressed with the professionalism and flexibility shown by 1080 Media TV. The Team World Cup was a Gallery (2) (1024x482)complex broadcasting situation, and 1080 Media was able to manage the entire process seamlessly. The world feed production they produced was brilliant, and all of ITTF’s rights holders were very pleased with the pictures received from London.”

Table Tennis England Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe said, “When we first worked with 1080 Media TV, we were impressed how quickly they got to know our sport and how this translated into high-quality coverage. Their expertise and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ has been invaluable in assisting our mission to raise the profile of table tennis in this country.”

Cliff Webb of 1080 Media TV said, ‘‘Together with the Japanese, our crew totaled 98 people working long days on this event, which demanded substantial coordination and planning to deliver what proved to be a multifaceted production. We enjoyed fabulous cooperation with the ITTF and Table Tennis England staff, with Lagadere’s satellite coordination, the army of volunteers, and the team at the Copper Box Arena. Our thanks to everyone for their support and dedication in helping us produce another world class TV production’’. 

England v China Semi Final: www.1080media.org/Video/ITTFTeamWorldCup2018Men’sSFChinavEngland.mp4

Watch Matches here: https://www.ittf.com/tournament/2873/2018/ittf-team-world-cup/#videos

 

Crew:

Director: Ben Blake

Facilities: Timeline TV

Graphics: ESLGaming

Technical Advisor: Mark Tomlin

Executive Producer: Cliff Webb

 

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Photographs credit 1080 Media TV/Annika

For further information contact:

1080 Media TV  

Telephone: +44 0208 7411310 Email: info@1080media.org 

 

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1080 Media TV Sponsors YJA Young Blogger of the Year 2017

March 8th, 2018

We are pleased to support the Yachting Journalists’ Association, Young Blogger of the Year Awards – 2017 winners announced

Dateline March 5, 2018:  Monique (15) & her brother Ollie Vennis-Ozanne (13) from Fareham, Hampshire, are worthy winners of the first YJA Young Blogger of the Year Competition.   Their video on last year’s Ovington Junior Inland Sailing Championship at Rutland Water was headlined at the Prizegiving held at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 3rd March.  The judges determined that this young brother and sister team, who are looking to make a first break into sailing journalism. showed remarkable professionalism, mixing drone footage with crew interviews and running commentary 

Monique and Ollie Vennis-Ozanne won the latest GoPro video camera presented  by 1080 Media TV, whose Managing Director Cliff Webb said: “The standard of entries for this first YJA Young Blogger Competition was encouragingly high and we as a company would be very happy to give these two an opportunity to gain work experience within the industry.”

A quartet of talented youngsters were shortlisted from a wide entry encompassing all media skills from video, photography, standard blogs to an e.book and paintings.

Runners up:

Ollie Perkins (16) from Guildford, Surrey, for his widely praised book on weather forcasting titled  The Message of the Clouds

Andrew Shrimpton (16) from Gosport for his interesting video presentation on the 2016 Round The Island Race.

 ‘Highly Commended’ entries

 Frances Fox (16) from Bath who wrote an instructive blog titled Top 10 Topper Tips 

Cathal McCahey (21) from Dublin who made an instructional video news presentation profiling Ireland’s 2020 49er Olympic hopefuls;

James Tomlinson (17) from Cowes, Isle of Wight for his illustrated blog on a day of racing in the Solent

Charlie Cadin (15) from Jersey for his video presentation on the 2017 Round the Island

Julius Hornung (19) from Portsmouth for his photographic blog covering a day’s yacht racing in the Solent

Daniel Keenan (15) from Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire for his blog on competing in the RYA Zoning Junior dinghy championships at Rutland Water

Rosa May-Brown (15) from Teignmouth, Devon for her illustrated guide on what to pack for a sea voyage

Yana Skvortsova (16) from Guildford, Surrey for her stylised paintings of Topper dinghies racing

Entries are now open for the 2018 YJA Young Blogger Competition which is open to ANY aspiring young Journalist aged 21 or younger on the 31st December 2018.

 Click Here  for entry details.

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Clipper Race 2017 – Leg 2 Review, filmed by the crew!

November 4th, 2017

Here’s a fun video which aired on FaceBook first, a compilation of footage from the media crew volunteers on each of the yachts, (who we have been helping train for the past few months!), together with Dani, our round the world sailor/professional shooter, and out stopover crew.

https://www.facebook.com/clipperroundtheworld/videos/10155791598837726/

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WORLD’S ‘GREATEST OCEAN ADVENTURE’ RETAINS HOST BROADCASTER FOR FOURTH SEASON OF AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL TV SERIES

October 23rd, 2017

WORLD’S GREATEST OCEAN ADVENTURE RETAINS HOST BROADCASTER FOR FOURTH SEASON OF AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL TV SERIES

UK based 1080 Media TV production and distribution deal with Clipper Round the World Yacht Race extended to 2020

CLIPPER PICSPORTEL, MONACO, MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2017: Billed as the greatest ocean adventure around the planet, the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has extended its commitment to a fourth season of the award-winning ‘Race of Their Lives’ human adventure unscripted TV series, produced by UK based 1080 Media TV, to complete distribution deals through to 2020.

The unique event trains every-day people from all walks of life, many of them sailing novices, to take on the world’s toughest oceans in the biggest round-the-world race featuring hundreds of crew from over 40 nations, battling it out on twelve identical modern yachts, in a year-long 40,000 nautical mile series of races between six continents to circumnavigate the globe.

”We continue to have excellent feedback from broadcasters to the 7-part series we produce for the Clipper Race, which follows this unique challenge through the experiences of the Corinthian competitors of all ages and backgrounds, as they take on this extraordinary endurance challenge” said Cliff Webb, CEO of the 1080 Media TV.

”We are currently in production with the third season of ‘The Race of Their Lives’ which is following the 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Race, which has just reached Cape Town. The extension of our role as Host Broadcaster for the Clipper Race to 2020 enables us to respond to the growing demand to include the 2019-20 edition in our distribution deals”.

The previous series of the Clipper 2015-16 Race, reached over 900 million households in 171 territories. The current series is adding even more broadcasters, digital and OTT platforms. In addition to The Race of Their Lives series, released as the event unfolds, 1080 Media TV produces and distributes two live shows which capture the emotionally charged opening and closing stages and ceremonies of this ocean marathon; plus news feeds, B-rolls and edited packages, together with a diverse range of social media content.

The current edition of the Clipper Race started from Liverpool, UK on 20 August 2017 and will return there on 28 July 2018. The next edition of the Clipper Race will run from August 2019 to July 2020.

”We have been very pleased with the quality and style of programming and extensive distribution achieved by 1080 Media TV”, comments Jonathan Levy, executive producer on behalf of race organisers Clipper Ventures. ”We feel it is important to be able to maximise the development of the widest possible range of content which engages with audiences everywhere, who are captivated by people like them, and who take on this incredibly challenging human adventure.

”Extending our production partnership to 2020 enables us both to take advantage of new channels and technologies. Despite more than 20 years of running the Clipper Race, we are constantly evolving and continue to grow from strength-to-strength with a very robust and successful business model. We are already signing up crew and sponsors for 2019-20 and even 2021-22”.

The Race of Their Lives 2 was voted Best Sports Documentary Series (UK) in the TMT Media Awards

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Clipper Race Arrives in Uruguay

October 1st, 2017

The crews involved in the 2017-18 Clipper Race have just completed the longest ever race leg, over 6400 nautical Miles after 32 days at sea, and more for the last of the 12 yachts to arrive.

Here’s our video to celebrate the event, played at the awards ceremony in Punta del Este.

https://youtu.be/g0g-wsZfHIY

 

 

 

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Clipper Race 2017-18 Live Start Coverage

October 1st, 2017

The 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race began in Liverpool on August 20th from Liverpool, England.

578359-500x324Our team were there to produce a live 5 hour stream of the event to FaceBook and YouTube and a special player in China, and also a Live one hour TV show that was broadcast throughout the world via TV stations including FOX Sports, OSN, Nautical Channel and others.

The Coverage is here and the feedback from the client and viewers was amazing!

Great event and congratulations to the entire Clipper Race crew for a smooth start to this 40,000 mile, 11 month adventure.

We are producing a 7 x 1 hour TV adventure documentary series focusing on the stories of the people taking part, in Series 3 of The Race of Their Lives.

 

 

 

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TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND broadcasts deals announced

February 12th, 2017

Publish date:

Table TenniSport-Bible-Sky-Sports-Mixs England has agreed broadcast rights deals with two of the UK’s biggest broadcasters this week in a new sign of the sport’s resurgence.

1080 Media TV to produce another live stream and Sky Sports Mix TV show of one hour.

The 2017 PG Mutual National Championships will broadcast live on TheSPORTbible after Table Tennis England signed a deal with Europe’s largest and most successful social video publisher, TheLADbible Group.

Highlights of the tournament will also be shown on Sky Sports, home to some of Britain’s best sporting content.

The men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles finals will be shown live on TheSPORTbible Facebook page on Sunday March 5th, from 2.15pm.

The deal builds on the success of England Leopard’s European Qualifying match against Greece in November, which attracted a record 2.2million unique viewers on TheSPORTbible Facebook page.

TheSPORTbible is one of the UK’s most visited sports media websites. It has more than nine-and-a-half million fans on Facebook.

The production will be provided by 1080 Media via six cameras around centre court, with full commentary and player interviews.

In addition, highlights of the PG Mutual National Championships will be shown on Sky Sports Mix at a later date.

Sky Sports Mix is a new sports channel on Sky TV which is free to air for many viewers and shows a diverse range of sports.

Mark Taffler, Head of Commercial at Table Tennis England, said:

“I am very pleased to be working with TheSPORTbible again.

The fact the leading sports website in the country wanted to take another of our live broadcasts is a real indicator as to the health of our sport in England.

Recent figures published by the government show that 450k people play table tennis a month.  We are in the top 20 of participation sports in the country.  By having a true partnership – which is what we have with TheSPORTbible – we continue to disrupt broadcast market, take our sport to new audiences and offer real value to our commercial partners.

2.2m people watched our England Leopards play Greece.  We are very excited to see how many people will tune in to see the best talent in England battle it out!”

Paul Rayner, Publisher, TheSPORTbible, added:

“As our previous partnership with Table Tennis England demonstrated, there’s a massive global appetite for many of the mass participation sports that traditional sporting TV networks have chosen not to cover.

Many established players suddenly woke  up when they realised over two million people watched our last tie-up, with many staying online for longer than average.  We even heard from our viewers who decided to give table tennis a go at their local club.

We have exciting plans for 2017 and will be working with a number of sports bodies and rights owners to stream their content, but we look forward to continued co-operation with Table Tennis England, a pioneering partner.”

The PG Mutual National Championships is the most prestigious event in the English domestic calendar and is being staged in Nottingham from March 3-5.

The best 32 male and 32 female table tennis players in the country, including up to six Team GB members from London and Rio, will battle it out in singles and doubles competitions. There are also a number of para competitions on the Saturday, featuring up to eight members of the Paralympics GB squad from Rio.

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Babolat Masters Cup – touchtennis live coverage and TV show

December 22nd, 2016

Our team was appointed to cover the Babolat Masters Cup, end of season finale to the touchtennis tour. Promoted and backed by the Lawn Tennis Association, the sport founded by Rashid Ahmad is growing quickly.

We provided 4 hours of live online coverage to the sports own FaceBook page, then switched to the SportBible FaceBook page for the final hour to feature an exhibition match between Britain’s ATP player Marcus Willis and top selling rapper Sean Paul.

https://www.facebook.com/SPORTbible/videos/2142943999184454/

Over 900,000 viewers enjoyed the action through the broadcasts. We then produced a half hour TV slot which first aired on Sky Sports on the 20th December at 19.30 and has repeats through the week.

 

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England Table Tennis Success – Live Coverage by 1080 Media TV

November 23rd, 2016
International Table Tennis, At Fenton Manor SportsCentre Stoke on Trent 1st Nov 2016 Pic Steve Parkin England's Paul Drinkhall in action with

International Table Tennis, At Fenton Manor SportsCentre Stoke. England’s Paul Drinkhall in action

1080 Media TV were appointed to provide multi-camera coverage and live stream England’s European Qualifying table tennis match against Greece on 1st November 2016. This attracted a record 2.2 million unique viewers to the live broadcast on TheSPORTbible Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/SPORTbible/videos/2111350545677133/

Breaking new ground for both rightsholder and broadcaster, the full fixture was broadcast exclusively digitally, achieving viewing figures which surpass many major televised football fixtures.

The audience figures establish clearly for the first time the market for stream-only sports events, reaching an audience demographic of millennials which mainstream broadcasters have found increasingly difficult to engage with.

The stream-only broadcast marks a first both for sports governing bodies in England and digital publisher TheSPORTbible (whose reach of 100m a week makes it more popular than both the Daily Mail and the Guardian websites).

Mark Taffler, Head of Commercial at Table Tennis England, believes that the broadcast could pave the way to a whole new market for sports rights. He said: “We’ve proved that there is a market for this kind of broadcast – and that it’s a big market. By broadcasting through TheSPORTbible we’ve bypassed the traditional sports rights market and gone to where the audience is. As a strategy, it’s proved incredibly effective. The same night as Man City were playing Barcelona in the Champions League, there were 2.2m people watching table tennis. There is an appetite from people to watch our sport and, through a platform like The SPORTbible, we are finding them.”

After this – we 1080 Media TV were then commissioned for a Women’s International in Gillingham on November 22nd and this was another huge success with England also winning this match 3-2, and with another sizeable audience watching our live stream on Team GB’s FaceBook page.

Exciting times and hugely enjoyable to be involved.

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1080 Media TV Retained as Host Broadcaster for third documentary series

October 24th, 2016

WORLD’S ‘GREATEST OCEAN ADVENTURE’ RETAINS HOST BROADCASTER FOR THIRD SEASON FOLLOWING AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL TV SERIES

UK based 1080 Media Organisation to produce and distribute 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

  • Major deal signed at Sportel for long-form, news, live and on-line package
  • The Race of Their Lives ‘Most compelling human adventure sports show’
  • “A gritty portrayal of real people facing harsh reality, triumph and tragedy”

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 Season 3 promo: https://youtu.be/rzvlim3eubs 

MONDAY 24 OCTOBER 2016, SPORTEL, MONACO:

UK based rights holder Clipper Ventures Plc has announced it will retain the 1080 Media Organisation as Official Host Broadcaster for the eleventh edition of the unique biennial ocean endurance challenge for every-day people that is the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

“1080 Media TV did an outstanding job producing and distributing our TV news, social media, long-form and live content for our 2015-16 edition, reaching over 150 territories around the world,” said Clipper Ventures Global Business and Communications Director Jonathan Levy on signing the deal at the sports TV market Sportel in Monaco today.

“We developed the new human adventure format for our global TV series with 1080; The Race of Their Lives comprises 7 x 1 hour (52-minute) shows which have been taken by broadcasters as each episode is delivered during the Clipper Race and again post event as a full series. The second season is already picking up awards for its gritty portrayal of real people facing harsh reality, triumph and tragedy. We decided to maintain the momentum and interest by committing to a third season now. I feel it is the most compelling human adventure sports show of its type,” added Levy, who is also Executive Producer.

1080 Media TV said it was delighted to retain the rights for a third season to produce and distribute the global long-form official TV series, live feeds, news and social media packages. “We will continue to develop a strong multiplatform approach which maximises traditional broadcast and new digital media opportunities for a strong global brand like the Clipper Race,” said Founder and CEO of the 1080 Media Organisation, Cliff Webb.

“We aim to build the international distribution even further for the 2017-18 Clipper Race series and we are still receiving strong interest in the second award-winning season of The Race of Their Lives which is now available as a full series following the completion of the last edition this summer. Broadcasters are also keen to extend rights for a third season.”

UNIQUE GLOBAL EVENT

Not for the elite, this is for every-day people, from all walks of life, who take on the world’s toughest endurance challenge: The Clipper Race is undoubtedly the greatest ocean adventure on the planet with 700 people, spanning three generations and 42 nationalities board the one-design fleet of twelve identical 70-foot racing yachts competing in a series of 14 races between six continents, notching up almost 50,000 miles over 11 months.  Many are novices and have never sailed before their extensive training. It’s a challenge that tests the physical and mental boundaries of everyone involved as they take on ‘Mother Nature’ in the raw from hurricane force winds to frustrating doldrums, freezing temperatures and blistering heat.

 *The Race of Their Lives 2 was voted Best Sports Documentary Series (UK) in the TMT Media Awards

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For more press or acquisition enquiries, images or footage please contact:

Jonathan Levy, Global Business and Communications Director, Clipper Ventures

Mobile: +44 7813 948385   jlevy@clipper-ventures.com     www.clipperrroundtheworld.com

Or

Cliff Webb, CEO, 1080 Media Organisation

Mobile +44 7900 696724   cwebb@1080Media.org    www.1080media.org

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Clipper Ventures 20th Anniversary Ball

October 22nd, 2016

Without doubt, one of the best evenings of the year – lots of hard work from our team, but a glittering night!

Staged in the fabulous Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park lane in London, our team was responsible for all the sound, the screens, the lighting and the camera coverage as 600 guests celebrated this amazing milestone in Clipper Ventures history.

We had a table of guests there too and were honoured to be a partner to the Clipper Race and mentioned on their wall of fame.

Circumnavigator Richard Edwards also produced this excellent video for us which opened the evening:

The familiar Clipper Race sailing attire was swapped for dinner jackets, bow ties and glamourous dresses this weekend in the sublime setting of the Great Room in the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

More than 600 crew and skippers, plus supporters, staff and partners from the years celebrated twenty years of the greatest ocean adventure on the planet, and helped raise our Unicef fundraising total to a staggering £330,000, with many proceeds still to be added.

On the landmark celebrations, Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “Myself and William are incredibly proud to be here with you all, celebrating the Clipper Race’s twentieth anniversary.

“I created the race as I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to experience what I, and very few others had been fortunate to experience. A circumnavigation is one of the toughest, but most powerful experiences you can have in life.

“The challenges of crossing an ocean, digging deep with your crew mates to reach a finish line in a race which often seems never-ending, and overcoming the fatigue of facing Mother Nature’s fiercest faces, provides you with an incredible opportunity to exceed ordinary human limits.

“Couple this with the incredible highs and jubilant celebrations that come with completing something that few people on this planet dare to experience and you know why the Clipper Race is so special. It is an achievement which lasts a lifetime. It can never be taken away from you, no matter how many years pass or how life continues,” Sir Robin added.

Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three course dinner ahead of an engaging charity auction which raised in excess of £80,000 for Unicef. The top lot of the evening, a sail for four people on board Suhaili with Sir Robin went for two bids totalling £20,000 after the successful first bidder paid £10,000 but then rather amusingly declared he got seasick easily and didn’t want to actually go out on the water, so re-entered the prize.

Lily Caprani, Unicef Deputy Executive Director, told the crowd: “The Clipper Race is where individuals challenge themselves to do things that are difficult, to overcome their fears and be courageous and to really go that extra mile, and they do it all around the world. That is very similar to what Unicef does in its aim to keep children safe around the planet so it makes perfect sense to me that we partner together and help to change other people’s lives in the process.

“We are incredibly grateful to Sir Robin and William who made this partnership possible and to everyone who has supported Unicef through the Clipper Race. We look forward to working more together as this fantastic partnership continues.”

Proceeds from the ticket sales, raffle, and interactive heads and shoulders game are yet to be added to the overall Unicef fundraising total.

During the evening, CEO William Ward, whose son Andrew was the youngest person to take part in the first race, said: “I was initially drawn into the Clipper Race based on the early crew applications and the overwhelming enthusiasm people showed towards the challenge.

“Over the years we’ve shared incredible achievements in outstanding places around the world and built a very exclusive network which feels much like a family in the process. Sir Robin has grown to be one of my closest friends over the years. Like any business, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, especially in the early years when we were working hard to get it off the ground, but whenever it seemed the world was against us we stood shoulder to shoulder. That sort of bond is hard to find.

“I thank all those who have dared to live a life less ordinary, our business partners who share our ambitions and have used our unique platform for incredible results, and our team who work tirelessly round the clock and round the world to provide this once-in-a-lifetime experience and help us to keep the race evolving on its journey.”

Familiar faces of the Clipper Race family unsurprisingly took the Clipper Race party spirit into full swing when Harry Hammersmith & the Flyovers got everyone clambering to the dance floor, before party band MadHen took over as the night continued and almost raised the roof of the Great Hall with its mad mash up style of classic and modern dance hits.

186 crew departed Plymouth for the Clipper 96 Race on Wednesday 16 October on board eight 60-foot yachts for a race route based on that taken by the historic tea clippers. Today, more than 700 people take part on a third generation fleet of twelve 70 foot yachts, and the race is also used as a powerful business platform for destinations and leading brands, but the raw experience and challenge is the same as crew pit themselves against Mother Nature.

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Nominated for Streaming Media Europe Awards

September 29th, 2016

We’ve been nominated for another award – this time for Best Streaming Services provider!

We’re naturally pretty pleased with this, so do vote for us now as voting closes on October 3rd.

European Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.  https://lnkd.in/btwZ-uHsmeurca_2016_nominee

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1080 Media TV Wins Two Prestigious Awards – Best Documentary Series

August 16th, 2016

clipper race shot1080 Media TV has won two categories in the TMT Media Awards – ‘Best Documentary Series-UK’ for their seven part series called ‘The Race of Their Lives’ which is based on the 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, and also ‘Most Innovative Online Broadcast Company-UK’.

1080 Media Founder and CEO Cliff Webb said of the awards, ‘’This is the second Clipper Race we have covered, and after the success of the first series of ‘The Race of Their Lives’ in 2013-14, we felt we could take the formula developed then and make further improvements on the coverage for the second series, which appears to have been proven in winning this award. The series is about the people taking part and their experiences as they race for 11 months around the planet on these 70-foot Clipper Race yachts. We chose key characters for each episode, and followed these amateur sailors, many of whom had never sailed before, as their epic adventure unfolded through this 40,000 mile circumnavigation. We began by following the crew training ahead of the race itself, and embedded one producer/camera operator who underwent the same training. Richard Edwards was also a novice sailor, but followed a different crew through each of the 14 races involved around the world, documenting the storms, the heat, and the emotions the crew experienced. We supplemented his coverage at each race stop-over and had extra cameras cover specific aspects such as the iconic Sydney-Hobart race.

We work together with major international networks, so the series has been broadcast in over 100 countries and on airlines thus far. It is therefore naturally very rewarding to have the hard work and effort that has gone into this series recognised with this accolade.

On behalf of the Clipper Race, Global Business and Communications Director Jonathan Levy commented, ‘’This is a very challenging production requiring news and long form programming to be produced in a very hostile environment, which is a testing of both people and equipment. The TV series perfectly captures the human story of ordinary people taking on a remarkable journey set within a highly competitive race. 1080 Media TV have turned around content in a fast and compelling way together with global distribution to major international broadcasters. We are very pleased that they have turned this into an award winning series’’.

Webb continued, ‘’in winning ‘Most Innovative Online Broadcast Company – UK’ this illustrates how we have been able to distribute the content produced, not just for the Clipper Race, but for all of our international clients. This includes live streaming, news productions and social media delivery. We offer services to a range of clients from event producers to PR agencies, sporting federations, sponsors, large corporates and broadcasters too, as we work across all forms of moving media. For the International Tennis Federation (ITF), we cover Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, providing the news delivery to 50+ broadcasters via satellite and FTP, and also help with social media content around the ties, plus we provide live streaming of both the fed Cup and Davis Cup draws. This together with our expertise in 4G transmission systems puts us in the position of being able to offer an all-round service’’.

He concluded, ‘’We are naturally delighted to win these two awards as each illustrates our capacity to deliver high value content for our clients, and is a testament to the dedication and effort our team have put in over the past 18 months in particular’’.

Video links:

https://youtu.be/ZO5Wr-R3Og0  – sample video of Pacific Ocean crossing

https://youtu.be/sHLjV5s-rPY – The Race of Their Lives Trailer

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2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Live Draw in Zagreb

June 21st, 2016

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

June 2nd, 2016

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.

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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…

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Race of Their Lives Episode 3 Broadcasts

April 10th, 2016

Clipper Race PR announced today:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa there’s another chance to see episode two of ‘Race of Their Lives’ on Bloomberg TV today at 1100UTC/1200BST/1300CET which covers Races 2 and 3 in the current series. It includes time with the crew of IchorCoal crossing the South Atlantic to Cape Town in South Africa and on Garmin in the Southern Ocean. (Bloomberg TV can be seen in the UK on Sky channel 502; Virgin Media channel 609, Freesat channel 208 and live online here)

Episode 3 which was released last weekend is also being screened on a range of channels. Including Fox Sports in Europe and Africa starting on Monday 11 April at 1400UTC with a number of repeats including next Sunday 17 April at 1600UTC. In Australia Fox Sports 3 will broadcast it this Wednesday 13 April at 1500 on the East Coast with a number of repeats. It will also start airing on the Nautical Channel on a wide range of global

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Episode two of Race of Their Lives 2 screens from Monday

January 29th, 2016

The second instalment of the Clipper 2015-16 Race TV series, ‘Race of Their Lives 2’ OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwill be broadcast across Europe and Australia on FOX SPORTS 2 and BLOOMBERG TV from Monday 1 February.

Settle on your sofa at the following times or schedule your set boxes to record:

FOX SPORTS EUROPE:
– Monday 1 February at 15:30 CET (Central European Time), 2 Feb 12:00 CET, 3 Feb 23:00 CET, 4 Feb 18:30 CET, 6 Feb 22:00 CET

FOX SPORTS 2 (Australia):
– Monday 1 February at 21:00 AEDT (repeated times TBC)

BLOOMBERG TV (UK, Europe, Middle-East and Africa):Seen in the UK on Sky channel 502; Virgin Media channel 609 and Freesat channel 208
– Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February at 12:00 midday CET (11:00 UK)

In Episode 2 of the Race of Their Lives 2, we meet Anna Downer-Duprey, a young crew member thriving in the Clipper Race challenge. We also meet Ross Ham, circumnavigating for his second race, and Catherine Anderson whose incredible determination forced her to change her life in order to continue her dream of sailing around the world. Mother and daughter duo Linda and Sophie Crocker are racing against each other, and there’s family rivalry as they sail from Rio to Cape Town across the South Atlantic Ocean.

Heading for home is Sapinda Rainbow Ambassador Rveida Mthethwa on the IchorCoal crew, whose family think she’s mad wanting to sail the oceans, and we meet Rich Perkin on the Garmin team, who explains surviving life aboard in the freezing temperatures, the storms, and the lack of sleep, as all of the Clipper Race teams begin their descent into the Southern Ocean and race towards the Australian continent.

This is the second of seven one hour shows, produced by 1080 Media, with an exclusive ‘access-all-areas’ pass to the tenth race edition – each will be broadcast every six to eight weeks as the episodes are completed while the race progresses around the world.

Bloomberg TV is also currently showing season one of Race of Their Lives from the Clipper 2013-14 Race every Saturday and Sunday at mid-day GMT (1300 CET). This weekend (Jan 30 and 31) you can see Episode 7.

Click here to view the ‘Race of Their Lives 2’ trailer.

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‘Race of Their Lives’ continues this weekend

January 21st, 2016

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This weekend sees our ‘Race of their Lives’ series continue on Bloomberg Television across the UK and Europe.

Episode 6 of the series, which followed the Clipper 2013-14 Race, airs this Saturday and Sunday at 1300 CET (1200 GMT).

Bloomberg TV can be seen in the UK on Sky channel 502; Virgin channel 609 and Freesat channel 208.

The 2015-16 series, ‘Race of their Lives 2’ is also being aired on Bloomberg TV with episode 1 premiering last December and with programme 2 due in February.

Click here to watch the trailer.

It was the first of seven, one hour shows with an exclusive ‘access-all-areas’ pass to the tenth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – each will be broadcast every six to eight weeks as the episodes are completed while the race progresses around the world.

The first episode follows some of the 700 crew as they embark on their pre-race training and team selection, to the spectacular start from London, followed by the tough and challenging first race to Brazil.

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BLOOMBERG SECURES GLOBAL TV RIGHTS TO WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN RACE

December 19th, 2015

BLOOMBERG SECURES GLOBAL TV RIGHTS TO WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN RACE

Bloomberg Television has acquired the rights to sports news and long-form programming of the world’s longest ocean race.

Season two of the highly acclaimed series ‘Race of Their Lives’ airs from this weekend and comprises seven one-hour shows with an exclusive ‘access-all-areas’ pass to the tenth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – the unique biennial endurance challenge for amateur sailors.

The unique event was established in 1996 and sees hundreds of competently trained teams of ‘Corinthian’ competitors from all walks of life, under the command of professional skippers, take on the longest and toughest ocean race around the planet at more than 40,000 nautical miles.

It takes almost a year to complete a series of 14 races between six continents, including the challenging Australian blue water classic, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The compelling human story of endeavour and endurance unfolds in this exclusive television series.

The first episode of the second series of ‘Race of Their Lives’ will air on Bloomberg Television on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 December at 12pm GMT across EMEA. Subsequent installments will air in future months as the race progresses around the world, ending back in London at the end of July 2016.

You can also catch series one of ‘Race of Their Lives’ currently airing on Saturdays and Sundays at 1200 noon GMT (1300 CET)

UK based 1080 Media TV has been retained for a second season to produce and distribute the global long-form official TV series, live feeds, news and social media packages. “We introduced a new look and style to the production in the last race and will continue to develop a strong multi-platform approach which maximises traditional broadcast and new digital media opportunities for a strong global brand like the Clipper Race,” said Founder and CEO of 1080 Media TV Cliff Webb.

“We’ll continue to explore new technological opportunities too, filming aboard the yachts in the depths of remote and inhospitable environments such as the Southern Ocean where it’s cold, wet and dangerous. It’s a real challenge for both people and equipment but we’re confident our teams will get the best possible images to show how the crew cope with all that mother nature throws at them and bring home the stories.”

The Clipper Race fleet is owned and operated by Clipper Ventures which commissioned the TV series: “The reappointment of 1080 Media TV reflects the growing demand and diversity of requirements for our high-energy content as every-day people take on this remarkable challenge,” said Clipper Ventures Global Business and Communications Director, and executive producer, Jonathan Levy.

View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/0qj5rHMredk

The Clipper 2015-16 Race got underway at the end of August, reached over 125 countries including race destination markets such as the UK, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Vietnam, China, USA, Panama and the Netherlands, plus France and Canada following skippers and crew in big numbers.

“New technology on the twelve yachts is also opening up live access for broadcasters. We can support live video Skype links from the deck of the yachts, which creates unprecedented opportunities for audiences to be at the heart of the action as it unfolds,” added Levy.

ENDS

 

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‘Race of Their Lives’ Series 2 Premier

December 17th, 2015

1080 Media is proud to return as the production team behind the successful Clipper Race TV Series. First episode of  Season Two of the highly acclaimed series ‘Race of Their Lives’ airs on the 18th of December on FOX SPORTS 2 Australia at 1600 AEDT.

Viewers in the UK and Europe will also be able to see it on Bloomberg TV which is currently showing Season One of Race of Their Lives from the Clipper 2013-14 Race every Saturday and Sunday at mid-day GMT.

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Davis Cup: Road to the Final

December 17th, 2015

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As 2015 is coming to an end, the 1080 Media Team is proud to close another successful year working with the International Tennis Federation, covering all year around both Davis Cup and Fed Cup.
A privilege for our crew to be there!

 

 

Great video showing Davis Cup winners, Great Britain’s Road to the Davis Cup Title:

Well done team!

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Clipper Round the World Race continues…

December 14th, 2015

Our team continue with the Clipper Race coverage

Recent video shot on board Clipper yacht Garmin deep in the Southern Ocean in Race 3 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

https://youtu.be/QDmQDWvZuxo

Nice job Richard…

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2015-16 Clipper Race to Rio is on!

September 3rd, 2015

Our team was in action at the weekend for a live broadcast from St.Katherine Docks as the race departed London, and then for the start of Race 1, over 5000 miles to Rio. Sadly the Bank Holiday weather was typically British, overcast and driving rain, but our team were out there getting all the action. This is a video report produced by ITN productions with our images – well done team, sail safe…

 

 

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Mobile Viewpoint WMT 4G system = top class reliability!

May 8th, 2015

We used the Mobile Viewpoint WMT 4G transmission system through a fascinating election night, providing excellGeneral Election 2015ent reliability again with solid images and audio. We also assisted BBC News with their top class coverage of this incredible result!

Well done to all involved.

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Clipper Round the World Race – Crew Allocation

April 30th, 2015

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More than 500 2015-16 crew assembled in Portsmouth Guildhall with their family and friends to discover which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with when the tenth edition of the Clipper Race starts on Sunday 30 August. 

The twelve teams were addressed by our founder and chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston with encouraging words about the challenge and adventure that lies ahead. He commented afterwards: “This is where final preparations for the race of their lives begin. Most of the crew have almost completed their training but now they can start to develop their strategies and dynamics as a team.”

1080 Media together with equipment supplied by Surtees Audio Visual covered the event for Clipper, live streaming the two hour presentation, producing news feeds and also videos for social media. The 3/4G WMT transmitter was used from inside the Guildhall in Portsmouth, uplinking at a solid 5MB throughout, enabling an HD stream to YouTube and also to our special VidZapper player which was used to stream live into China. This was important for both sponsors and crew based in the city of Qingdao, who although 7 hours ahead, were able to enjoy the live show throughout.

There was a tremendous atmosphere during the day, and huge excitement as names were read out for each team. Video sample here: https://youtu.be/ccmqkqH_q3o

The full live stream is here: http://clipperroundtheworld.com/livestream

 

 

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ITF Fed Cup Semi-Finals – Russia & Czech Republic victorious…

April 30th, 2015

Some fabulous tennis as the Fed Cup semi-finals rolled into Sochi in Russia for their tie against Germany, and defending champions Czech Republic faced up to France in Ostrava.

Our teams were there providing news coverage with a satellite playout for the International Tennis Federation once again, plus videos for social media. We cover all facets of the ties, from the players dinners to the official draws, the post draw interviews and we are on court working with the host broadcasters for the winning, and then losing interviews with the players and Captains.

The dominant Czech team which includes Petra Kvitova, ranked No.4 in the world, won with a 3-1 margin, and are perhaps favourites to win the title for the fourth time in 5 years.

Meanwhile over in Russia, it was an excellent tie between two strong teams. Russia went 2-o up on the first day, but then Andrea Petkovic (ranked 11) and Angelique Kerber (ranked 12) led a German fightback to level the tie at 2-2. That set up a Doubles rubber that would decide the finalists, and the Russian duo of Pavlyuchenkova and Vesnina prevailed with a 2-0 victory to send the spectators home happy. The finals are next November in Prague.

http://www.fedcup.tv/video/i/1042049/title/czech-republic-v-germany-a-review/f/video-type:highlights

 

 

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Boisdale Joe Strummer Charity gig – Celebrities galore

April 30th, 2015
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Chrissie Hynde performs

Our team was lucky enough to be invited to cover the recent Joe Strummer Charity bash at the stylish Boisdale Restaurant in Canary Wharf.

Working together with Surtees Audio Visual who provided screens, vision mixers and recording equipment, we covered the evening as some top performers did their thing – these included  MIKE D’ABO singing Handbags and Gladrags,

JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS BOOGIE WOOGIE SHOW (who is a patron of Boisdale), with Axel Zwingenbergerand Ben Waters and  guest star appearances from MICK JONES, SUGGS from Madness, and  CHRISSIE HYNDE of the Pretenders.

What a brilliant night!

 

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Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting

April 30th, 2015

Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting – live streamed

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For the first time, Goodwood chose to stream the coverage of their Members Meeting – a weekend that is literally only open to this group of enthusiasts. Working together with Aurora Media who were providing the live coverage, our team streamed both days live from early morning until it was so late, the cars needed their headlights to see the race track!

With multiple streams to suit different requirements and demands, it’s a huge event and lots of work for everyone, but also hugely enjoayble.

Fabulous event loved by all – well done to all involved.

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Richard III: The Reburial – Live

April 30th, 2015

Working together with the Rocket Agency, we were appointed to manage the live stream on Channel 4’s website, as people filed past the coffin of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.

There was no IT connection on site, so we used our 3/4G WMT transmitter system from Mobile Viewpoint to link the signal from

Leicester Cathedral for King Richard III

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Leicester back to base from where we streamed for up to 8 hours a day live to the website. Due to possible issues with profanity, protests and more, we were asked to add a 10 minute delay to the stream. The team at Mobile Viewpoint were able to configure the system to enable us to achieve this with some complicated programming.

We had a single camera looking down from a high balcony on the King’s coffin, the guards and the public, with the Transmitter next to the camera inside the Cathedral. It was a tense three days, as our team had to be aware of anything seen or heard that may cause offence, and be able to switch the stream away to a pre-recorded slate in case of incident. Despite queues of up to 4 hours to get a glimpse of the King’s final resting place, and tens of thousands of visitors, there public was hugely respectful throughout and the coverage Channel 4 produced for TV and on-line was hailed as a solid success.

Leicester Cathedral for King Richard III

 

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Davis Cup victories for GBR & Serbia

March 13th, 2015

Our crews covered two ties of contrasting fortunes in the recent Davis Cup first round, working together with the International Tennis Federation.

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One team was in Glasgow, UK for GBR v USA, and the other in Kraljevo, Serbia for serbia who hosted Croatia. Here World Number 1 Novak Djokavic dominated the tie and was involved in winning 3 of the matches including both his singles, but also the doubles match. The team went on to win 5-0 in a crushing victory.

Meanwhile, world number 3 Andy Murray was playing at home in Glasgow for the first time in many years, and led an unbelievably tight, and incredibly noisy encounter with the USA who they defeated in San Diego in the same tie last year.

Murray won the opening rubber against Donald Young as expected, but James Ward, ranked outside the top 100, played the match of his life against top 20 player John Isner, coming back from 2 sets down and on the brink, to an astonishing 15-13 victory in the final set, to give GBR a 2-0 advantage after the first day.

Day 2 saw the British pair of Dom Inglot and Jamie Murray take on the world number one pair of Mike and Dan Bryan who expected a swift victory, but in the same vein as Ward, they fought back from a 2-0 deficit in the 3rd set to take the match to a 5th deciding set. That went to 7-9 in a match of over 3 hours.

Andy Murray needed no second invitation in the 4th rubber however, and took down Isner 3-1 to ensure a second consecutive victory over USA in the Davis Cup and send the full house in Glasgow through the roof with noise. Final result – 3-2 and GBR now face a home tie with France in the quarter finals.

https://youtu.be/wViiR50NygI

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Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards – Live stream

February 16th, 2015

Enjoyable live stream of Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards from Excel for Outdoor Photography Magazine – congrats to all the winners

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Light on the Land – overall winner Image copyright Greg Whitton 2015

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Clipper Race 2015-16 Crew Brief Video

January 12th, 2015
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Hundreds of Clipper 2015-16 Race crew gathered in London for the latest briefing which revealed start date, which  will see the fleet set sail from a southern UK port on Sunday 30 August, 2015, Further details on the route available at the official web site here: http://clipperroundtheworld.com/news/article/countdown-begins-as-clipper-race-start-is-revealed

 

And our video of the day here:

http://youtu.be/yjpK6JePnS0

 

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Davis Cup and Fed Cup Finals

December 8th, 2014

Two events we covered in November were the 2014 Fed Cup Final in Prague between

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The magnificent stadium in Lille for the Davis Cup Final; 27,400 people is a new record attendance.

Czech Republic and Germany, and then the Davis Cup Finals between France and Switzerland in Lille working with the ITF’s fabulous TV and web teams.

Both ties finished 3-1 but were spectacular events and out team were on site for a week following the teams through press conferences, practice sessions, the official draw, opening ceremony, and the actual matches themselves, then to top it all we were invited to attend the players closing dinners.

Our role is a dual one, preparing footage for ITF licensed broadcasters for an SNG playout, producing features for the ITF web channels, and shooting match interviews with the players for both broadcast and online.

In the Fed Cup, Petra Kvitova was on top form for the Czech team as they swept past Germany with rapturous support at home, whereas, over in France during the Davis Cup, Switzerland fielded Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka and took it to the French. We had followed the french team from the very first round, covering each of their matches so go to know the players and the FFV support team, and huge thanks to Stefan and Dorothy in the media office who made our life so much easier and more fun with all their help! Federer lost his first tie to Gael Monfils, but came back to win doubles and his second rubber against Gasquet, winning the Davis Cup for Switzerland for the first time in their history, with an exquisite drop shot.

Great events, great people to work with so thanks to all.

Here’s our short review of the Davis Cup finals: http://youtu.be/Ri2Bkpb91_A

 

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Jazz Voice at the Barbican

November 28th, 2014

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What a night! Working with Low Latency Productions and Serious events, we provided cameras and operators for this live BBC Arts red Button production, simulcast on BBC Radio 3. Tremendous work by Director Jonathan Haswell to keep the live feed rolling for over 3 hours, including through the break where we covered a chat show with the stars of Jazz Voice before rolling straight into the second act of the show. The broadcast was transmitted to BBC Scotland via internet/3G using the WMT transmitter which performed flawlessly throughout.

Arranged, scored and conducted by Guy Barker, this year’s extravaganza included Dee Dee Bridgewater, Emma Smith, Georgie Fame, Jacqui Dankworth, Jacob Banks, Kurt Elling, Natalie Williams, Sachal andVulaMalinga, alongside a fantastic 40-piece orchestra. The evening was hosted by award-winning broadcaster and singer Jumoké Fashola and inimitable jazz vocalist, producer and broadcaster Ian Shaw.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ejh6v2/videos/p02bykwr#p02cc05x

 

 

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The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year!

November 27th, 2014

Our team got to film winner Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was crowned Cigar Smoker of the Year at Boisdale Restaurant in Canary Wharf recently. Also there was Kelsey Grammar, Jonathan Ross and many more notable figures for a glorious evening. Our crew filmed the evening transmitting live to our screens installed around the venue and produced a promo video and news – fabulous event and congratulations to all involved!026_Cigar_Awards_14_Arnold_schwarzenegger_with_partner_Heather_Milligan_and_Kelsey_Grammer

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Davis Cup Semi Finals

September 28th, 2014

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The view from our office at Roland Garros.

We had two teams in action for the International Tennis Federation’s Davis Cup Semi-finals, with one team in Geneva for Switzerland v Italy and the other in Paris for France v holders Czech Republic.

Providing broadcast footage for license holders and social media footage on YouTube and DavisCup.tv. It was a fabulous week of competition at Roland Garros with our office overlooking the centre court, that saw a sensational performance by France to win 4-1, earning them a fourth consecutive home tie in the contest, against the Swiss, buoyed buy a brilliant Roger Federer who overcame Italy to reach the final.

The final at the end of November will be staged in the magnificent stadium in Lille and we’ll be there to cover it.

 

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35th America’s Cup Press Conference

September 27th, 2014

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We were privileged to help with the staging and TV production of the first press conference of the new 35th America’s Cup on 9th September this year.

Held at the Renaissance International Hotel, St. Pancras, the magnificent Hanson Hall was the venue for this historic gathering of teams entered for the next edition of the America;s Cup, the oldest active international sporting competition in the world. We assisted the America’s Cup Event Authority in staging the event, while managing the television production and distribution of the live coverage to Reuters Sport and Sky Sports. We also managed the production and delivery of a World Feed for Eurovision (EBU) to enable global access to the images.

All six entered teams were represented including holders Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill,  defeated challenger Dean Bark for Emirates Team New Zealand and Britain’s own team with Olympic Gold Medallist Ben Ainslie.

The America’s Cup is due to be contested in 2017 at a to be determined venue.

Full replay of the event here:

http://youtu.be/mooQdyeq2fA

 

 

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race highlight comments

July 23rd, 2014

A couple of comments about our highlights of the Clipper Homecoming…

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Clipper Round the World Race Finale Live

July 17th, 2014
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Top 3 yachts and Tower Bridge

What a fabulous weekend at St.Katherine Docks in London and a spectacular finale to an 11 month project with Clipper Ventures as the fleet of 12 race yachts returned home.

With thousands of spectators along the river Thames and packed into the docks itself, they were all there to welcome the crews and see this amazing sight first hand. As host broadcaster, we were asked to manage the live feed, news and footage requests from media around the globe once again. It was also quite a technical challenge given the location, restrictions and the scope of the operation involved. This began on Friday night when the GREAT Britain yacht crossed the finish line off Southend Pier at around 9pm to win Race 16, the final one of the Round the World Race having left London on September 1st 2013. Our crew were on board the finish line yacht, and also on three of the racing yachts from Den Helder in Holland.

Stalwart Brian Carling was on the GREAT Britain yacht, having sailed Legs 1,2,3,5 and 7 of the race; Ollie Clague was on Henri Lloyd having survived the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean crossings; and Tristan Perry was on Derry~Londonderry~Doire having sailed all the way from Singapore back in February (other on board camera operators included Dan Stephens – Legs 1 & 4, and Billy Holland – Legs 1-3. They have all had the most amazing experiences and met the most fantastic people along the way as the switched between yachts on each leg of the race to give the widest possible sponsor coverage. Having finished the race, the fleet then lined up next morning and paraded along the Thames in line astern formation.

Our live online coverage began at 11.45 am on the 12th as Presenter Hannah White greeted the global audience, streaming via YouTube and our bespoke Clipper Online player (so viewers in China could see it!).  Hundreds of websites applied for the embed code of our player so they could offer the stream to their own viewers too including the Telegraph and other international websites. Commentary was led by experienced racing sailor Mark Covell, joined by Clipper’s own Dave Cusworth who recapped the crew’s experiences and adventures as they sailed the longest ocean race on the planet – over 40,000 miles. www.clipperroundtheworld.com

We were live for 4 hours and 20 minutes with a combination of helicopter images sent via RF link, and 2 x 3/4G back-pack transmitters on race yachts and chase boats, plus RF and cabled HD cameras in the docks area.

We uploaded news cuts through the day to enable news broadcasters to access the footage, and these were widely used around the world.

It was a wonderful conclusion to a year long project, but the work continues on our TV programming, with 2 different series in production – a Sports series 9 x 25 minutes and a documentary series called ‘The Race of their Lives’ 8 x 25 minutes, both of which will be distributed by BBC Worldwide in the coming months.

Thanks to all the Clipper staff and all the sailing crew for their help and assistance!

 

 

 

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Top Class TV from WIM Series by 1080 Media

May 15th, 2014

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Top Class TV from WIM Series by 1080 Media
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The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) has partnered with 1080 Media TV in London to offer the best possible broadcasting facilities from this year’s events in Ireland, France, Sweden, USA and Korea:
“1080 Media has a tremendous experience of broadcasting live on the Internet and on traditional TV, with in-depth knowledge and experience of women’s match racing from many years at the Lysekil Women’s Match” says WIM Series Manager Liz Baylis.
“’We’re delighted to be working with the WIM Series. We’ll be focusing on videos for social media, international news coverage and also TV programming” says 1080 Media CEO Cliff Webb.

Going into the second year of the Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series), the efforts to expand the presence of the Series in various channels will rise dramatically. Teaming with the video- and TV-experts at 1080 Media TV is one important step towards an enhanced distribution of video material from the WIM Series:
“We want to help the WIM Series grow and evolve, and as part of our service we’re also exploring the possibility of some live online coverage” Cliff Webb reveals.
1080 Media are presently producing 17 x 26 minute HD programmes for international broadcast on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, and covered the ISAF World Match Racing Championships with a full service for seven years. Their experience of yacht racing in general and especially in match racing, will prove extremely valuable in covering the WIM Series.

This second season of the WIM Series kicks off with nothing less than the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship in Cork, Ireland, June 3 – 8, and 1080 Media TV will certainly be there providing coverage:
“Through our involvement in the Lysekil Women’s Match, we already know most of the top teams competing in Cork, and we’re looking forward to cooperating with them again” Cliff Webb says.
“We’re very pleased to be working closely together with such skilled professionals as the 1080 Media TV crew bring to the events” Liz Baylis concludes.

www.wimseries.com

imagesThe 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series is a professional sailing circuit, hosted by the Women’s International Match Racing Association for the world’s leading women match racing sailors. In match racing the crews meet two by two in exciting duels that can easily be followed and understood by the spectators.

An overall prize purse of 50 000 USD will be distributed by the WIM Series at the final event in Busan, Korea, in addition to the prize money at each of the five events included in the WIM Series (date, event name, location, boat type, prize money):
* June 3-8, ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship, Cork, Ireland, J/80, 17 000 USD.
* July 24-27, Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, Vannes, France, Beneteau 7.5, 14 000 USD.
* August 4-9, Lysekil Women’s Match, Lysekil, Sweden, DS 37, 50 000 USD.
* September 23-28, Buddy Melges Challenge, Sheboygan, USA, Elliott 6, 10 000 USD.
* October 11-16, Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, Busan, Korea, K 30, 100 000 USD.

The WIM Series is hosted by WIMRA. Sebago is clothing partner. Official suppliers are Sailnet, 1080 Media, MILK, Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan, Adstream and Match Racing Results Service.

 

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Another busy week for our crews around the world

April 23rd, 2014

With action on three different continents, our teams were hard at it again over the Easter break providing top class sports coverage:

Dream come true for German captain

Germans win in Oz

In chronological order – It was Fed Cup http://www.fedcup.com/en/home.aspx tennis in Brisbane, Australia as Germany’s women beat hosts Australia 1-3 with a tremendous performance. Through the weekend we filmed the post match match interviews for the International Tennis Federation, and produced their online video coverage. A short review of the Tie is here: http://youtu.be/huqJMPNll-k

Next it was another fed Cup tie – as the Czech Republic went up against Italy in Ostrava, and over the 2 days the hosts dominated with a convincing 4-0 victory to advance t the final against the Germans next November in the Czech Republic. The choice of Prague or Ostrava remains to be seen. Short ‘Show Your Colours’ fun edit here http://youtu.be/SXkhjOrudig

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Derry-Londonderry-Doire are first under the Golden Gate Bridge out of San Francisco…

And finally our coverage of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race continued http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/ with the latest stop-over in San Francisco, USA. GREAT Britain won Race 10, after crossing the mighty Pacific Ocean from Qingdao in China the fastest, and had the luxury of 9 days in port before the start of Race 11 on April 19th. First across the start line at the Golden Gate Yacht Club was Derry-Londonderry-Doire who crossed just a few seconds after the gun. It’s a 3300 mile downwind sail to Panama, where the fleet of 12 yachts will stop briefly before entering and going through the Canal, before racing on to Jamaica. Watch the start video here: http://bit.ly/1jzxhZo

Well done all and good luck to those out on the water heading for Panama – sail safe, sail fast!

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Dramatic ‘Man Overboard’ Rescue in Clipper Yacht Race

April 18th, 2014

Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor (46) from London was rescued from the Pacific Ocean on March 29th after falling overboard. Derry~ Londonderry~ Doire successfully recovers man overboard He went over the side at 23.43 UTC  and was sighted again at 00.55 UTC before being recovered at approx. 01.13 UTC (13.13 local time, 30 March).

The incident happened in rough weather with 35 knots of wind and clear visibility in daylight. Skipper Sean McCarter reported that he was working with Andrew on a sail change near the bow when he fell in. Sean immediately went back to the helm, stopped the yacht and initiated the MOB (man overboard) procedure.

This video was filmed and edited on board by by 1080 Media’s Tristan Perry from Canada, who was on the yacht to record the Pacific Ocean crossing, following their adventure and experience for the BBC Worldwide programmes we are producing. The images were sent back to race HQ in the UK via satellite from the yacht, and have been seen on major TV networks globally. The footage is harrowing, and Andrew is extremely fortunate to have survived relatively unscathed. Great job by all involved in the rescue and good luck in the rest of the race.

Watch here:

http://youtu.be/VPmNo-jo4tg

Website

http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/

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Live Stream – Abu Dhabi Tri-athlon

March 17th, 2014

latest-newsWe had a busy weekend – live stream of Abu Dhabi Triathlon for Aurora Media; Abu-Dhabi-triathlon-2014

 

 

+ the start of Race 10 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race we are covering – this time in Qingdao, China! http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com

We managed the live streaming onto YouTube of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon last weekend working with Aurora Media who produced the excellent coverage! Great event and congrats to all those involved.

 

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The Qingdao Yacht leaves its home port heading for San Francisco. Photo Ollie Geibel – Clipper

It was a fabulous stop-over in Qingdao, China for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The welcome and hospitality in Qingdao was really special – our crew was invited to meet Qingdao crew member Vicky Song in her home with her family and were treated to the most amazing, genuinely authentic Chinese meal while filming her with her mother! The city laid on the best welcome and departure ceremony seen so far in traditional style too. Thank you Qingdao and everyone involved.

 

 

 

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iSportconnect.com – eMagazine

March 12th, 2014

Excellent eMagazine f3g adrom iSportconnect.com on Asia and Sportel  – our double page advertisement is page 13, and our client Clipper Ventures is page 25

http://isport-emag.com/archive/sportel_3/

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HAPPY WORLD TENNIS DAY!

March 3rd, 2014
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Video we produced for the International Tennis Federation to celebrate World Tennis Day 2014.

http://youtu.be/azp5SixFydY

 

World Tennis Day – March 3rd 2014

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