Al Jazeera Sport: Olympic Games Beijing 2008


The broadcaster shot the games in SDI and Gravity Media (as Gearhouse Broadcast) supplied Al Jazeera Sport’s Production, Editing and Switching facility along with a 4 camera studio and provided two engineers for the installation and set up.


Gravity Media supplied leading South African satellite channel SuperSport with a high definition broadcast facility for the 2008 Games. Gravity Media designed, installed and operated a facility which included Switching, Editing and Production in the main International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Beijing. The crew covered two VTR Operators, one Audio Engineer and two Video Engineers. Shift patterns were planned and scheduled for the sixteen hours of transmission every day.


German broadcaster ARD and ZDF selected Gravity Media to design and install its facilities for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Gravity Media provided broadcast coverage facilities at the National Sports Stadium (NST), the National Aquatics Centre (NAC), the Rowing area (SRF), and the Equestrian Centre (HKS), which was situated in Hong Kong.