Australia’s Gearhouse Broadcast Standardises OB Units on Riedel Artist

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Australia’s Gearhouse Broadcast Pty Ltd is continuing to base all of its outside broadcast (OB) units on the Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system. Installed across five OB trucks so far with two more slated for release in 2014, the Riedel systems serve as the core communications platform and integrated commentary/announce solution for Gearhouse’s mobile and remote productions. As early adopters of the Artist system, Gearhouse Broadcast holds Australia’s largest complement of OB-deployed Riedel systems.

“We continue to choose the Artist system for its overall capabilities, the power and flexibility of its software, and the superior audio quality assured by internal digital audio routing,” said Stephen Edwards, head of engineering at Gearhouse Broadcast Pty Ltd. “We can easily merge and expand Artist systems across multiple OB trucks and facilities, and their integration with Lawo audio desks gives us the benefit of sharing signals and resources between the two systems.”

Located in Sydney and Melbourne, Gearhouse Broadcast Pty Ltd is a leader in HD OB technology. Its ever-growing fleet currently consists of seven HD units of various sizes and two SD units. The company’s OB business covers a wide range of sporting and entertainment events, most notably the Australian Rules Football (AFL) for Network 7, Super 15 Rugby, A-League Football for Fox Sports, and V8 Supercars for V8 Supercars Pty Ltd. The two latest OB trucks to be equipped with Riedel’s Artist intercom systems, HD5 and HD6, feature identical 192-port systems comprising a combined Artist 128 and Artist 64 system in a two-node configuration.

The Artist system also is in use at the U.K.’s Gearhouse Broadcast Ltd, which is part of the Gravity Media Group along with Gearhouse Broadcast Australia. The U.K. operation has already integrated five Artist systems for international projects and mobile fly-away systems.

“As part of Gravity Media, the Gearhouse Broadcast businesses represent one of the biggest content production groups in the world, and it’s great that Riedel has its support,” said Cameron O’Neill, solution manager at Riedel Communications. “We’re working with the companies on a number of projects to make sure that, both with and without traditional OB units, they can deliver new and exciting content to TV and second-screen audiences.”

GEARHOUSE BROADCAST HAS BECOME GRAVITY MEDIA

On 31 October 2019, the four leading broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment owned by Gravity Media Group started trading under the brand name of ‘Gravity Media’. All Gravity Media companies around the world are making this transition and will now go to market as a single brand with a bold new look and purpose.

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Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites.

We are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment. Our 500 people serve clients across the sport, media, news and entertainment industries from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.

At the centre of Gravity Media lie three broad categories of expertise: media services & facilitiesproduction & content; and equipment rental & sales.


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