Gearhouse Broadcast Upgrade UEFA HQ Facilities

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Gearhouse Broadcast announces the completion of an installation for sports federation UEFA at the organisation’s HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. Gearhouse Broadcast was commissioned to upgrade UEFA’s Match Center and Master Control Room in preparation for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League tournaments for the 2012/2013 season.

The new installation consisted of installing bespoke furniture, new cabling and technical equipment.  The project involved an eight week planning period followed by four weeks of onsite installation, integration and commissioning.

In terms of personnel for the project, Gearhouse Broadcast provided a Senior Project Engineer, three Wiremen, two Riggers, a Custom Control Programmer and a System Programming Engineer.

The equipment selected to carry out the modernisation/upgrade included a Miranda NV8280 router, Miranda Multi-viewers, Miranda glue and fibre conversion, Miranda iControl, and Barco LED rear projection seamless screens. Imagine Communications glue was also installed along with a Tektronix waveform monitors and Bel Audio Monitors.  The design and manufacture of the bespoke Command Centre furniture was constructed from Custom Consoles Module-R range of control room furniture.

“Following the original brief from UEFA, Gearhouse Broadcast provided consultancy and project management throughout the contract and carried out the systems integration on site. Technical support is available to UEFA post installation in the form of Gearhouse Broadcast’s after sales support service,” explained Gearhouse Broadcast Chief Operating Officer Kevin Moorhouse.

Andre Nel, Broadcast Engineering and Technical Manager for UEFA TV Production said, “The project needed very specific solutions to match UEFA requirements for match operations and these solutions were delivered in a short turnaround time and to a very high standard. We are extremely satisfied with the technical and operational solutions provided by Gearhouse Broadcast.”

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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