Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor (46) from London was rescued from the Pacific Ocean on March 29th after falling 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.
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.
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.
Somewhere south of Hong Kong and half way around the world! As reported by Qingdao skipper Gareth Glover, it seems our man Brian Carlin has been using his time well in offering his expertise to coach the sailing crew of Qingdao on how to improve their imagery as they sail around the world…
Gareth Glover – February 28th :Apart from the crew getting more sleep and doing the daily jobs that still need doing whist motoring each day we have been running sessions on safety, trimming and helming and today Brian from 1080 (the Clipper Race’s TV production company) ran a workshop on photography and filming to help the crew take better shots which went down very well.
A special discussion produced by our team for isportconnectTv – who we are an official partner with:
Security at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games has been of high concern leading into the Games. iSportconnect TV was joined by Michael Pirrie, London 2012 Adviser, Andrew Amery, London 2012 Head of Security and Paul May, Head of London 2012 Venues to discuss Sochi 2014 and offer expert insight.
As part of our Davis Cup assignments for the International Tennis Federation, our crews are on court at the end of matches to get the international broadcast interviews with the winning players and captains. Here is Corin Bennet filming French Captain Arnaud Clement drinking in the atmosphere after his doubles team of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet had beaten Australia’s Lleyon Hewitt and Chris Guccione in this France v Australia tie. This gave France a 3-0 victory to advance to the quarter final stage to meet Germany, and Clement enjoyed the moment ahead of our interview with him by ITF journalist Eli Weinstein. Great atmosphere in La Roche sur Yon, France!
iSportconnect, the world’s largest private network of sports business professionals, and 1080 Media TV, the specialist online & broadcast production company are happy to announce the extension of their partnership.
1080 Media TV has worked in collaboration with iSportconnect since February 2012 by filming the iSportconnect Directors’ Club and other events hosted by the company. Since the launch of iSportconnect TV in 2013, 1080 has also been involved with the ‘Weekly Round Up’ show – a discussion with top professionals from the sports industry.
1080 Media TV specialises in on-line broadcasting, news output, internet TV channels, broadcast TV, video production and social media delivery across a range of sporting and corporate clients on the world stage.
Now the two companies are delighted to announce that 2014 will continue to see 1080 Media as iSportconnect’s main broadcast partner. As a part of the continued relationship, 1080 Media will continue to film iSportconnect events and enjoy the benefit of extensive brand coverage at the Directors’ Club and on iSportconnect TV. The team at 1080 Media will also film the BIG Interview programme on iSportconnect TV as part of the agreement.
iSportconnect CEO and founder Sree Varma said: “I am delighted that 1080 Media TV will continue to be iSportconnect’s main broadcast partner. The whole team at 1080 has provided us with high quality videos of our events and for iSportconnect TV and we thank them for all of their hard work and efforts over the past few years.
“2014 is an extremely exciting year for iSportconnect and I could not be happier that 1080 Media will be with us to capture the moment.”
1080 Media TV’s CEO and Founder, Clifford Webb added: “We have worked with Sree and the iSportconnect team for some time now and it’s been very impressive to be involved with a new and innovative platform that has grown significantly since its launch, and which continues to evolve and develop, especially as it’s in an area where we have substantial experience and there is a natural connection between us. We look forward to supporting Sree and the team in this exciting year of sport ahead.”
Our team was on hand to help the International Tennis Federation coverage of this top class tennis event, one that every nation competes for and covets.
Defending champions the Czech Republic faced the daunting task of playing Serbia in their own back yard, complete with Novak Djokovic, the world number 2 (1!) player.
On site in the Belgrade Arena for a week, our team filmed all the behind the scenes activities including the main Draw, the Gala Dinner and fun pieces throughout, while also helping the international broadcast side with on court and studio based interviews including Tomas Berdych, another world top ten player, with images sent via satellite and FTP to complement the host broadcast of the matches.
It went to the wire with the Czech’s winning in the final match, and Radek Stepanek creating history to become the first player to ever win consecutive 5th match victories to retain the Davis Cup. Thanks to everyone at the ITF for all their help and support – a great week.
Here’s a our review of the event from behind the scenes..
1080 Media TV appointed official host broadcast partner –
CLIPPER RACE LAUNCHES NEW GLOBAL TV SHOWS
BBC Worldwide in distribution deal with longest global ocean adventure around planet
1080 Media TV appointed official host broadcast partner, to produce action and human adventure series aimed at sports and factual entertainment channels
TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2013, SPORTEL, MONACO: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – the longest global ocean adventure around the planet – has appointed a new production and distribution team to manage its international television portfolio: BBC Worldwide will distribute two major series produced by 1080 Media TV – a 9 x 25” topical sports show capturing the thrills and spills of this unique 40,000 miles event plus an 8 x 25” factual adventure show of the unfolding human drama as novices are transformed into seasoned sailors to tackle some of the toughest conditions on the planet.
“The Clipper Race is a unique event which engages both specialist sports and mass market audiences, with broad international appeal,” explained Jonathan Levy, Global Business and Communications Director for Clipper Ventures plc, the rights holder for the Clipper Race. “We have developed a more segmented approach and appointed 1080 Media TV as our host broadcast partner with BBC Worldwide leading on global distribution.”
The shows are currently in production and were launched this week by BBC Worldwide at Sportel – the world sports media content market held in Monaco. The latest edition of the biennial Clipper Race is its ninth, but now with a brand new bigger fleet and record numbers of crew from all walks of life, men and women, from 18-74+; The 2013-14 edition left from Tower Bridge in London on 1 September and will not return until July 2014.
The Clipper Race was established by legendary yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in 1968-9. His aim was to create the opportunity for ‘ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things’ and remains a very active chairman who aims to participate in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, age 74, alongside his Clipper Race fleet making their debut in the Australian classic as part of this year’s global race.
Danny O’Toole, Head of Sport and Sport Entertainment at BBC Worldwide, commented, “The Clipper Race has been rapidly growing its international audience and we hope to see the two new series build on this success. It’s an exciting global event and with so many interesting people from all walks of life competing, there’s also a compelling human drama. I’m confident it will appeal to our clients.”
“We are very pleased to have been appointed as the official host broadcast partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race,” said Cliff Webb, CEO of 1080 Media TV. “We have developed a very strong multiplatform approach to maximise traditional broadcast and new digital media opportunities for a wide range of rights holders. This is an extremely exciting project, both in terms of compelling content and new technology opportunities.”
Clipper Round the World is a 9 x 25” topical high-paced action sports TV show available from November and will have new episodes released approximately monthly or can run as a stand-alone weekly or daily series towards the end of the race.
The Race of Their Lives is an 8 x 25” real-life emotionally charged reality adventure show experiencing this incredible human challenge through the ‘ordinary’ people who participate in this remarkable endeavour.
We were privileged to be asked to attend the International Tennis Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Paris to cover the event, producing daily videos for their YouTube channel. Highlights also included the first ever live online broadcast of the prestigious Fed Cup Draw for 2014 with Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli and other dignitaries.
The ITF also celebrated their 100th aniversary with a spectacular gala dinner at the magnificent Palace of Versailles founded by Louis XIVth, held in the impressive Galerie des Batailles. Our special video of the evening is here: http://youtu.be/6HQKzyHBW6g
We’re over at the Korea Match Cup again, one of the biggest prize money sailing events in the world, looking after the Korean TV coverage. No live broadcast this year, but plenty of interest with national TV coverage which is building as the event progresses through to the finals on Sunday 2nd June…
As we were involved and played a central role in offering multi-media services to the GLA and the Mayor’s office through the ‘Summer Like No Other’ programme, we’re pleased with this report in the Evening Standard. Link to full story by Louise Jury: http://bit.ly/12s0HCI
The Cultural Olympiad involved 43.4 million people and helped transform Britain’s image abroad, according to a report published today.
The celebration of arts and culture ran for four years and culminated in the London 2012 Festival during the summer of the Games.
According to a Liverpool University study, it contributed to raising the country from fifth to fourth place in the Nations Brands Index, pinpointing places tourists wanted to visit.
The report, Reflections on the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival, said the four-year project raised the bar for cultural programming in Britain. The festivities saw a total of 37.4 attendances, and 5.9 million people participated in events.
Some 204 million were reached through broadcasts and online viewing. Many events, such as the BT River of Music concerts, were free and reminded international media and potential tourists of the great benefit of visiting the UK, the study found.
Olympiad director Ruth Mackenzie said evidence of the boost to tourism could now be used by Culture Secretary Maria Miller, who called yesterday for economic arguments to help win her fight with the Treasury for arts funding. Ms Mackenzie said: “We made some great art and we opened people’s eyes to great art. The continuing force of that, in the UK and elsewhere, is that we raised the game. If you have a great mad idea, audiences will follow.”
The British Council now intends to send one of the Olympiad commissions, artist Jeremy Deller’s bouncy Stonehenge, on a world tour. “It says we’re modern and fun and inclusive and creative, and come and join in,” said Ms Mackenzie.
She added that it would be “a shame to lose the ambition and vision” of a celebration that saw thousands dance in Trafalgar Square, thousands more join a mass nationwide bellringing, and millions attend world-class exhibitions and performances starring names from Mark Rylance to Daniel Barenboim.
Tony Hall, chairman of the Cultural Olympiad board, said it had fulfilled hopes of being a “game changer” by showcasing British talent and putting art back at the heart of the Olympics. “We all hope the legacy will be more chances to enjoy the fruit of that infrequent marriage of ample budget and unbounded imagination,” he added.
1080 Media managed the live streaming of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon for Aurora Worldwide, a 3 hour broadcast shown throughout the world on TV and online. It was a fantastic result for Britain’s Alistair Brownlee who won his first race since the Olympics by breaking the course record.
It was a step up in distance for the 24-year-old Yorkshireman, who has dominated the sport over the past four years, winning two world titles and Olympic gold in London.
Brownlee was racing over the short course in Abu Dhabi, which featured Olympic-length swim and runs of 1.5km and 10km respectively, sandwiching a 100km bike leg that included riding round the Yas Marina Formula One circuit.
Congratulations to all involved in the production.
NETBALL – England’s women recently won a 3 match series against the number 1 ranked team in the world from Australia, with matches in Bath, Wembley Arena and Birmingham’s NIA.
USP Content, with producer Chessie Bent, won the gig to cover the series for BBC Radio 5Live Sports Extra which was broadcast – well, live! It was both online and on Digital radio simultaneously from the stadiums.
Incredibly, Britain shone, and whipped the visitors 3-0, the first time they have won a series against them and setting records in the process.
Opting to use 1080 Media’s 3G WMT transmitter from inside the stadium instead of using a traditional ISDN line, BBC took the signal in at TV Centre and span it up their line to MediaCity in Salford for broadcast to the airwaves.
With a 2 hour broadcast for each match, our unit performed flawlessly as history was written – BBC saying the quality was outstanding and that it worked ‘brilliantly’, calling it a ‘very impressive piece of kit’.
According to national funding body Sport England, almost 160,000 women play netball every week!!
We were lucky enough to win the opportunity to live stream 2 conferences – one was the Co-Operatives United conference from the G-Mex centre in Manchester, over our client Surtees, and the other was in Brussels with the whole day devoted to the issue of Hate Crime, for USP Content’s client UCLAN.
For Manchester it was all streamed with our 3G WMT transmitter – 7 hours per day for 3 days without a hitch as expected, while in Brussels it was an 8 hour day, generating the biggest audience the conference had seen, easily surpassing it’s anticipated viewing target.
Thanks to Vidzapper for all their help with the internet players for these!
Multi-media coverage for Mayor of London’s 2012 Festival.
1080 Media Organisation has completed ‘A Summer Like No Other’ having won the hugely prestigious contract to provide multimedia services for the Mayor of London’s 2012 Festival of events which took place throughout the city.
With over 250 events across 33 London boroughs, 1080 Media and their partners provided comprehensive photo and video coverage to not only record these for posterity, but to make content rapidly available to meet press office and social media requirements. Highlights included covering huge public events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Torch relays in London, BT London Live in Hyde, Victoria and Regent’s Parks, many of the Mayor’s engagements on location and at City Hall, and the Team GB Parade which showcased London at its cultural and entertaining best in this ‘Summer Like No Other’ line-up. www.molpresents.com
1080 Media worked with TVEverywhere to create a bespoke online Content Management System, and Pete Webb Photography (PWP) with a team of specialist photographers. Together with 1080 Media’s TV crews, these were deployed throughout the capital for 63 continuous days, working in shifts to manage the demands of the project. The photos and videos were edited on site at events then uploaded to the customised ‘GLA Multimedia Content System’ so that staff at the Greater London Authority could swiftly access and distribute the resources.
Cliff Webb, CEO of 1080 Media said, ”we’re delighted to not only have won this tender, as we pitched against some major companies, but also to have delivered what has been a hugely successful project for the GLA. The level of coordination required, the tremendous cooperation with people at City Hall, combined with the technical expertise in delivering this has all been tremendously rewarding”. He continued, ”It was a key assignment spanning hundreds of different events and involved synchronisation with many different parties from event security to individual organisers and suppliers. We had multiple teams on the road every day needing to be in the right place, producing top class creativity, and uploading to the online system remotely through the 3G network. People were literally working around the clock to make it all happen and it was a fantastic technical, yet inspiringly artistic project to be involved with, which for me personally, culminated in being on board the floats with the triumphant Team GB Parade and enjoying that incredible wave of crowd emotion’’.
The tender was announced in May and 1080 Media passed two selection processes before being awarded the contract, just 3 weeks before the first event took place on the River Thames at Tower Bridge with Seb Coe, Jeremy Hunt MP and Mayor Boris Johnson. To meet the demand, TVEverywhere rapidly adapted their existing ‘Mstorer’ system for use by GLA. CEO Iolo Jones commented ‘’as well as making it easy to upload, version, control and distribute videos and images around the world, adopting our Mstorer system meant that a record of these unique events is now preserved in a library for posterity, while being instantly accessible online. We continued to evolve the system to meet demands as the project moved along, which has helped develop this into what we believe is a world
beating system that could be utilised by any company or authority requiring a secure but flexible archive.”
Pete Webb, an acclaimed and experienced adventure and events specialist, set the style of coverage for the assignments, guiding the team who produced stunning images of the capital in all its glory. He commented, ‘’it was an extraordinary opportunity to capture the city through one of the most exciting and colourful moments London has ever seen. We and the video crews had access to incredible iconic and historic locations, to athletes and top class international performers, and it really was an amazing privilege to be involved’’.
Di Henry, the Programme Director of Look & Celebrations for GLA said, ‘’we chose 1080 Media because we were impressed by their approach to all of the criteria in the tender, and were attracted to a strong technical and creative proposal which delivered some outstanding coverage and really helped capture the Mayor’s ‘Summer Like No Other’’.
iSportconnect, the leading global networking platform for sport business, today announced a new partnership agreement with 1080 Media TV, the specialist online broadcast company, for the prestigious ISportconnect Directors Club event to be staged in London. This is exclusive for the leading figures in the sports industry, where senior decision makers are invited to share high level insight and opinion on business trends, best business practice and relevant industry news.
The event, in partnership with Generate Sponsorship, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and now 1080 Media TV, takes place on 21st February, and features a high profile panel of speakers including Sir Craig Reedie, Member of the IOC Executive Board, Ed Warner, Chairman UK Athletics, Sally Hancock, Director, Olympic Marketing and Group Sponsorship at Lloyds TSB, Paul Vaughan, CEO of England Rugby 2015. A specially invited audience of premium iSportconnect members will offer questions to speakers through a ‘Question Time’ style panel, followed by a round table networking opportunity and drinks.
iSportconnect CEO Sree Varma said: “We are pleased to have 1080 Media TV as our broadcast partner for our first major London event. 1080 Media is well-known and widely-respected in the sports industry and we look forward to the coverage of our Directors Club in London and future networking events.”
1080 Media TV is known for its experience in managing internet TV channels, and live sports broadcasting, both online and for traditional TV, and offers a service that is economical and efficient across arrange of operations in today’s digital world.
CEO and founder, Clifford Webb said, “I am impressed by what Sree and his team at iSportconnect has achieved since launch, and at the high, international calibre of the members, so it seemed natural to align our online TV broadcast experience with this leading sports internet portal. We’ll cover their events and support ISportconnect’s continued growth and expansion with our video and TV services, and we hope in the future we’ll be able to live broadcast some of their networking events, like the Directors Club series and others, to offer their members an even greater level of interest and communication”.
iSportconnect is a community set-up exclusively for sports business professionals with a strict door policy to ensure that the industry’s high profile executives and professionals gain access to the numerous features and services provided. iSportconnect.com combines business networking, latest sports business news & in-depth editorial (through Featured profiles and Expert’s columns), with Business events and sports professionals job listings among just a number of the services provided.
Three iSportconnect Directors’ Club events are planned in London this year, with further events in New York and Barcelona to be scheduled in the coming months.