Gravity Media Serves Up Successful Production of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS)
The Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) is a ground-breaking tennis league created by Patrick Mouratoglou, the well-known coach of tennis star Serena Williams, and mentor of promising players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Coco Gauff, Alexei Popyrin, and Holger Rune. Following the success of the league’s first showdown series event (UTS1) where Matteo Berrettini defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas claiming the Ultimate Tennis Showdown prestigious crown UTS 2 then followed shortly after.
Gravity Media provided a full range of equipment, including 19 cameras with a mixture of broadcast cameras and PTZ, to capture the event. The sound design was at its maximum, with the addition of external sound in the mix (such as audience applause) to create a specific atmosphere. And all of this took place successfully whilst following strict social distancing guidelines.
Along with its partners Events In & Out and Girraphic (providing the on-screen graphics), Gravity Media provided a turn-key solution that included years of production and technical experience of tennis broadcasting. The Gravity Media team consisted of editorial crew (cameramen, EVS, director, floor manager) and all of the technical crew.
The UTS 2 showdowns were live streamed on the UTS Live platform and broadcasted on Eurosport, Claro TV and BBC for two competitive weekends. Sunday 2 August 2020 saw Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Alexander Zverev crowned the champions of The Ultimate Tennis Showdown 2.