MOOV TV Wins Three Year Contract to Produce Coverage of PSA World Tour
Nev Appleton, Director, MOOV, said, “MOOV has 15 years’ experience working in live sport productions, which has given us the invaluable insight that has allowed us to expand in to the production services sector. Winning the PSA contract demonstrates that we are a diverse and expanding business. Initially we will focus on similar-sized projects that require a streamlined, economical but high-quality production, but as we expand our experience and resources we will also look at bigger projects.”
MOOV contracted Timeline TV to design, build and operate the flyaway kit for the duration of the three year contract. The Grand Central event flyaway includes six Panasonic remote cameras, three video servers and a talkback infrastructure.
The PSA World Tour will visit many unique locations which will present challenges when setting up production areas. Erecting a state-of-the-art glass court at the Grand Central Terminal involves dealing with varying light levels from the chandeliers and iconic windows, as well as tricky acoustic levels from all areas of the hall.
Appleton adds, “This fast paced tournament is played literally feet from the public and space is limited, so the flyaway was built to be flexible. In addition to a radio camera, we decided to use remote cameras in six other locations so we no longer have to worry about having locked off shots when there’s no room for a camera operator. This gives the production a more flexible and creative choice of shots than is usually seen in squash coverage.”
Dan McDonnell, MD of Timeline Television, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with MOOV on this long term contract with the PSA. Our expertise and heritage in outside broadcast, system integration and on the ground operations will help MOOV bring squash fans around the world these exciting tournaments.”
PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough said: "We're excited to have reached an agreement with Moov and look forward to working closely with the team over the next few years across the PSA World Tour. Ensuring that we have a high quality and well-produced platform on which to display the unbelievable skill and fitness of our athletes is integral to our long-term strategy and we believe Moov will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our ambitions.”
BT Sport and 15 other international broadcasters will take the live feed from the Semi-Finals and Finals. Early rounds will be streamed live on the PSA website and various other watch and bet websites.
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the global governing body responsible for the administration of both men’s and women’s professional squash around the world and an affiliate of the World Squash Federation (WSF).
With over 750 registered players and over 200 events taking place in all four corners of the globe every year, the PSA World Tour showcases the game of squash at its highest level in some of the world’s most unique and stunning locations encapsulating the athleticism, skill, fitness, tenacity, power, drama and above all else, passion, that are synonymous with the sport.
The PSA also broadcast over 300-matches per year live and exclusively via SQUASHTV, the official home of live and on-demand Squash on the internet, providing squash fans across the world with unrivalled access to the world's best squash action including full replays, historic matches, behind the scenes features with players and much, much more.
MOOV Limited is the UK’s leading sports & events Graphics Company providing real-time 3D graphics to UK and International broadcasters including BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, IMG and Fox Sports. The company was established in 2000 by Duncan Foot & Nev Appleton with the aim of delivering high-quality graphics for live Sport and entertainment events, coupled with innovation and excellent design.
From the outset MOOV has been a part of many high profile sporting events including The Open Championship, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Olympic & Commonwealth Games and The Grand National. Its portfolio is vast and varied, including historical TV events like The Royal Wedding, Music Festivals and Entertainment shows like Mock the Week. In 2013 MOOV was awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to provide a raft of graphics services for BT Sport based at the broadcaster’s headquarters on the Olympic Park, Stratford.