Input Media retains Fédération Française de Tennis deal
London-based sports production company Input Media has been retained by The Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) to produce the world feed, daily highlights and digital content from the French Open tennis grand slam at Roland Garros for the next two years. Input Media first produced the world feed and daily highlights in 2008. Since then, the sports indie has worked with the FFT to develop broadcast and digital content from the clay-court tournament, which consists of two world feed signals totalling more than 250 hours, daily highlights programmes, player interviews and features as well as highly-crafted tournament preview and review programmes.
Input Media also produce a range of content for big screens around Roland Garros and provide extensive technical services. Sandra Gorline, Live TV Production Manager at the FFT, said: “The FFT is very happy to renew its collaboration with Input Media and extend our long-term relationship.”
Input Media MD, Neil Oughton said: “We are thrilled to have once again been awarded this prestigious work. The French Open is one of the great annual sporting events and we are proud and privileged to continue our involvement providing experience, innovation, reliability and quality.”
Input Media boasts impressive tennis production credentials producing highlights programming of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup for the International Tennis Federation (ITF). In past years, they have also worked on the Australian Open and have been host broadcasters of the WTA’s end of season championships.
Away from tennis, the company also produces a variety of live coverage and fast turnaround highlights shows for other international broadcasters, federations and rights holders. These include live coverage and highlights from every round of The FA Cup and England internationals at Wembley, plus UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League content along with host broadcasting services for UFC across EMEA.