Gravity Media to produce UEFA’s match nights for three more years
International company Gravity Media has recently renewed its agreement with UEFA for Matchnight services. The agreement consists of a new three-year contract for the production of services for all of its competitions, which are the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the inaugural UEFA Conference League. This partnership began with the first season of the UEFA Champions League in 1992/93.
The deal includes highlights programming, digital content, commentaries, and a live instant highlights show for all UEFA’s rights holding broadcasters.
This new agreement brings with it a major increase in production services, on Thursday nights in particular where Gravity Media’s production centre plays host to more than 120 editorial and technical staff, including 32 commentators delivering world feed commentary to broadcasters around the world.
To accommodate the growing demands of these match nights, Gravity Media’s London Production Center has been redesigned to include a new and expanded multi-functional suite, which houses the VT operation and monitoring obligations on match nights, as well as additional commentary booths and galleries.
Nick Symes, Director of Technology for Gravity Media, oversaw the project, “With the expansion of the Europa Conference League and the increased required for fast turnaround production facilities and workflows, our new operational areas needed to offer a flexible suite of tools to enable our production teams to deliver the complex set of requirements for delivery of a bolstered UEFA matchnight operation. The new facility occupies a newly refitted room and is equipped with flexible monitoring positions, dedicated talkback all integrated into high specification technical furniture.”