Gearhouse Broadcast Deliver Olympic Solution for Olympic News Coverage

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Gearhouse Broadcast has been selected by the BBC to provide their News service with the systems integration of a Master Control Room and three studios twenty three floors up on the roof of the Lund Point building in Stratford in East London.

The broadcast facility is a joint venture between the BBC and Gearhouse Broadcast, which sees theBBC providing the communications and control systems.

The broadcast facility will be transmitting the 1.00pm, 6.00pm and 10.00pm News as well contributions to the Breakfast News program. Gearhouse Broadcast will also be providing studio facilities for World and local London News

The Master Control Areas for engineering and quality control comprised of test and measurement equipment from Tektronix and Panasonic Vision Mixers. Routers selected for the project include the Pro-bel Sirius 800 video router. Imagine Communications equipment was selected for the HD distribution and glue products.  Equipment selected for the studios includes Sony HDC 1500 Cameras and Canon lenses.

Simon Atkinson, Technical Director at Gearhouse Broadcast explains, “The project has been a huge undertaking for Gearhouse Broadcast with the equipment installation taking place from the start of June for a six week build using six Gearhouse broadcast crew”.

“The equipment has been selected on the basis of its quality, reliability, compatibility, equipment everyone understands and the fact that it has proven itself on previous large scale sporting events.”

Gearhouse Broadcast is also providing ancillary services for the Games consisting of Project and Logistics Management and Technical Support. Operational crew members will include Engineers, Audio Engineers, Communication Engineers, Vision Controllers and Riggers, some of which will be permanently on site for the duration of the event.

The Olympic Games started on 27 July and end 12 August 2012.  The facility will be kept in place to broadcast the Paralympic Games which start 29 August, ending 17th September 2012.

Gearhouse Broadcast has provided broadcast solutions for the Beijing Olympic Games 2008™, FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™, iRB Rugby World Cup 2011™ and UEFA EURO 2012™.


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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