FFT French Open

The Customer

Federation Française de Tennis – the FFT – which is the host and organiser of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. The French Open is one of the four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments and the only one played on clay. 

The Project

Input Media has been contracted by the FFT since 2008 to produce a wide range of services from Roland Garros. These services have been developed and extended over the past 10 years to now include: production of two world feeds – International Super Signals (ISS) Prime and Extra; a daily ready-to-air highlights programme; individual match edits; content for digital and big screens; and other supporting services for the FFT and its broadcasters onsite.

The Approach

Input Media’s producers and technical experts have worked closely with the FFT to design a complex but flexible and robust technical hub that meets all requirements. Underpinned by EVS-Avid workflows, the technical infrastructure supports the two galleries and several edit suites required to deliver ISS Prime and ISS Extra to the FFT’s rights-holders around the world. The feeds come complete with English commentary, and the setup enables fast-turnaround match highlights and the crafted daily highlights programme, along with a host of other content.

The Outcome

The ISS Prime and Extra are acclaimed as among the best world feeds in any sport. The French Open was one of the world’s first high-profile events to introduce a second, complementary world feed to showcase its best action. Input Media’s talented team of producers, engineers and technicians made it happen.

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