DoubleTake Sports is excited to announce a deepening of its relationship with Water Polo Australia, becoming Official Production Partner of Water Polo Australia’s national competitions, including the Australian Water Polo League (AWL).
While access to high-quality production has always been cost-prohibitive at scale for Australia’s national Water Polo competition, the era of lockdowns and travel restrictions has created even more challenges.
As Australia’s leading supplier of TV-quality broadcast production to the semi-professional, sub-elite, and grassroots tiers of Australian sports, DoubleTake Sports will deploy cutting-edge remote production technologies to assist Water Polo Australia to broadcast more games of the AWL at a higher quality than ever before.
Richard McInnes, CEO of Water Polo Australia, said “We know there is strong demand from our community to watch games via live stream and for many years the cost has been quite prohibitive, when it required a camera crew, production team and commentators to all be on site. DoubleTake’s remote production and commentary capacity is a game changer, allowing WPA to live stream more than half the games played during this AWL very affordably. In total between January and April, we will live stream over 200 games of water polo for fans to consume through our partnership with News Ltd.”
“The Australian Water Polo League, including the KAP7 Cup, is a vibrant competition, and we are thrilled to be back on pool deck again in 2022” said Robert Matthews, Managing Director of DoubleTake Sports. “Remote production is opening up immense opportunities in sports broadcasting, allowing competitions like the AWL to be covered widely, at high quality, but for a low cost. It’s tremendously rewarding to be able to deploy our remote production techniques to help bring the AWL to life.”
The AWL is already underway and will conclude with a gripping finals series in early April, where Australia’s best players will face off in 14 games over three action-packed days. Coverage is available all season long on News Corp Australia platforms nationwide.