CLIENT NEWS: Globecast extends partnership with ATP Media for distribution of ATP tennis coverage in Europe, Asia and America
Paris, 17th October 2018 —Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has renewed its partnership with tennis rights owner ATP Media, the broadcast production and distribution arm of the ATP World Tour, to bring HD coverage of tennis events to viewers around the globe.
The new three-year deal extends Globecast’s relationship with ATP Media, with Globecast supplying ad hoc distribution services for the ATP World Tour Masters 1000s, the ATP World Tour 500s, the Next Gen ATP Finals, and the Nitto ATP Finals — which total more than 20 events.
Acting as a distribution hub for ATP Media, Globecast consolidates all live content produced by ATP Media’s productions around the world and provides helpdesk support to all the international rights holders. Globecast provides satellite backhaul from venues to London, combines them with incoming fiber deliveries, then selects content to create a master feed. This hybrid model ensures successful delivery of an extremely resilient, redundant world feed. This feed, as well as supplementary feeds covering additional matches, are then distributed to broadcasters in Europe, Asia and America.
Shane Warden, Director of Broadcast and Technology at ATP commented, “We’re really pleased to be renewing our partnership with Globecast. Over the last few years they have delivered a consistently high-level service and are well placed to evolve with our ambitious plans. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Globecast over the next three years.”
Liz McParland, Commercial Director of Contribution for Globecast said, “We’ve been working with ATP Media for many years now, providing a complete package of services, using our technical expertise and premium quality customer support to create a seamless solution. As rights costs continue to increase and the sports market becomes ever more competitive, rights holders have to maximize ROI, engaging with partners who understand these requirements. We’re very pleased ATP Media has once again chosen us to ensure the delivery of multiple feeds across the world with the high quality required.”
Globecast helps customers to manage content and to deliver it wherever, however and whenever required. The company provides agile and seamless content acquisition, management and distribution services globally, constantly innovating and investing in new technologies to create customer-centric new services. Globecast has created the number one global hybrid fiber and satellite network for video contribution and distribution. It delivers any type of video service including: TV Everywhere OTT, satellite, cable, video-on-demand and CDN delivery using cloud-enabled media solutions. It supplies Content Acquisition, Aggregation and Distribution (CAAD) services to over 130 networks. www.globecast.com
About ATP Media:
ATP Media is the global sales, broadcast production and distribution arm of the ATP World Tour, providing the centralised exploitation and broadcast production for worldwide television and digital broadcast rights across the ATP World Tour. ATP Media has unrivalled access and expertise in the full service broadcast production of men’s professional tennis with an end to end solution for global broadcasters incorporating: rights sales, multi-platform production, worldwide delivery, and video archive. Tennis TV is ATP Media’s direct-to-consumer digital subscription service and delivers a rich tennis streaming experience to a global audience, all year round from all ATP World Tour tournaments.
For more information, please visit www.atpmedia.tv.