It is providing services for ESPN, Prime Video, and Eurosport

US Open 2022 (1)

Gravity Media has revealed it is providing broadcast services for ESPN, Prime Video, and Eurosport at the US Open.

It is supplying host broadcast and domestic facilities to ESPN, while, Prime Video and Eurosport are also receiving unilateral facilities for their productions. A full Gravity Media crew was on site to install and test the core host broadcast facilities before the tournament began this week.

The US Open got underway this week, with Serena Williams impressing crowds in what will be her final tournament. The 23-time Grand Slam winner defeated second seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round, while Brit Jack Draper continued a rapid rise to the top by beating number six seed Felix-Auger Aliassime at the same point in the competition.

John Henry Williams, Gravity Media director of media services & facilities, said: “This year’s US Open provides an opportunity to highlight the flexibility and depth of Gravity Media’s services, and how we can really make the magic happen when we all join forces and come together.

“We’re currently providing coverage across 17 different courts with a total of 180 crew. From the shipments out to the US to the rig itself, all kit came across in eight different fifty-tonne sea containers and 43 tonnes of air freight. Following a three-week rig, we are now all set up and delighted to be once again capturing all the action for this year’s exciting tournament.”

Hamish Harris, Gravity Media director of special projects, added: “With the tournament now well underway, it is brilliant to see everyone’s hard work paying off. Getting everything set up and ready for the first day’s play required a full Gravity Media crew of 180 working onsite, installing, integrating, and testing our core Host Broadcast Facilities. Our Gravity Media Specialty Radio Cameras have also been deployed to capture the action and colour across the grounds and on the courts.”

Ed Tischler, Gravity Media MD, commented: “As the world-leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities, the annual US Open is a wonderful opportunity for us to leverage the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create dynamic content that inspires and excites. We’ve endeavoured to make this the most successful broadcast from every possible angle across the 17 courts.

“The coverage thus far has been a credit to each, and every 180 Gravity Media crew members involved in working closely to support ESPN, alongside the unilateral facilities for Amazon Prime and Eurosport. A huge thank you to everyone taking part. From Serena to Nadal, we’re excited to see what action unfolds this year.”