GTT Communications has expanded its global media transport services for ATP Media, the broadcast and media arm of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), to include distribution of select ATP 250 matches. The addition of ATP 250 tournaments will expand GTT’s distribution of the ATP Masters 1000 and 500 tournaments as well as the Nitto ATP Finals.
Shane Warden, CTO of ATP Media, said: “The ATP Media Content Network plays a vital role in ensuring high-quality, low-latency distribution of our events to matter where in the world they are hosted. Adding ATP 250 tournaments to the network creates the most comprehensive men’s professional tennis product globally. We value the reliability and performance of the GTT network and GTT’s ability to customise the solution to meet our expanding needs.”
As a cloud networking provider, GTT will transport video feeds of ATP 250 tournaments from ATP Media’s remote production hub in London to its licensees and rights holders. The deal will also see GTT leveraging its global IP network to broadcast tournaments in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific to a viewer audience across the globe.
Martin Ford, division president, UK, GTT, added: “ATP Media is leveraging broadcast technology to enrich the tennis tournament experience for fans around the world. GTT’s global network plays a crucial role in supporting ATP Media’s goal of delivering vivid, real-time content.”