June 22, 2024
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Swimming Australia and Gravity Media has announced broadcast technology and television production partnership that will see the latter create and deliver all-screens coverage of the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) across Australia and internationally.

Melbourne hosts the championships, in which more than 800 athletes from 180 countries will compete, between 13-18 December 2022.

Gravity Media Australia has been appointed as the “host” broadcast company and as part of the partnership.

Beyond providing all broadcast technologies and as “host” broadcast company, Gravity Media has also been appointed by Swimming Australia as the television production company for the championships.

Gravity Media Australia will produce coverage across the six days of the championships (25m) and create and deliver the complete “turn-key” television production that will take audiences across the world closer to the action.

The championships will be broadcast to a global audience across multiple international broadcast and content delivery platforms including the Nine Network in Australia.

Swimming Australia CEO, Eugénie Buckley said: “Swimming Australia is very pleased to have Gravity Media as a partner for the 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne next month.

“As hosts we want to maximise the opportunity to present our sport in an innovative way, which is why we are happy to have Gravity Media on board as they share our vision and are working hand in hand with us.

“Their extensive experience in delivering world class broadcast services will ensure a fantastic showcase, of both our culture and climate, to the millions of fans watching our sport across the globe.”

Saul Shtein – Director, Production and Content at Gravity Media said: “We’re honoured to partner with Swimming Australia on creating, producing and delivering the broadcast of the championships to the world.

“It is a significant undertaking for Gravity Media and we thank Swimming Australia for entrusting us with the complete television production for the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

“We look forward to producing a world-class coverage and delivering the full scope of Gravity Media’s internationally regarded and acknowledged capabilities across broadcast technology, technical and facilities provision, and importantly the complete television production, in capturing every moment.”