British firm retains Roland Garros contract

29 January 2013 | Posted in Broadcast, Tennis, Europe, | By Michael Long

British firm retains Roland Garros contract

Sports production company Input Media has announced that it will continue to produce the world feed for the French Open tennis tournament for a further three years.

Following a tender process, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) selected the London-based firm to produce the International Super Signal (ISS) and daily highlights until the 2015 edition of the tennis season’s second Grand Slam event.

The company will also produce a range of other programming, including tournament preview and review shows, match highlights and online features.

Input Media was first appointed by the FFT to provide production and technical services at Roland Garros in 2008, and so the new contract takes the partnership into its eighth year.

Input Media managing director Neil Oughton said: “We are thrilled to have once again been awarded this prestigious work, which extends our relationship with Roland Garros for three more years. The French Open is one of the great annual sporting events and we are proud and privileged to be involved once again, providing top quality production, broadcast and technical services.”

Sandra Gorline, head of TV production and media operations at the FFT, added: “We are very happy with this renewed collaboration with Input Media and look forward to some thrilling tennis shows.”

In addition to the French Open, Input Media also produces highlights for the Australian Open, are host broadcasters of the WTA’s end of season championships in Istanbul and edit highlights of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup on behalf of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). 

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