Gearhouse Broadcast and Belden partner to cut SMPTE fibre lead time

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Broadcast services specialist to hold pre-built cable stock ready for delivery.

Gearhouse Broadcast is to hold stock of Belden’s pre-built SMPTE fibre camera cable in a move that will significantly cut lead times that outside broadcast companies are currently facing.

With the wait for delivery usually between four to six weeks, this new partnership will see Gearhouse stock Belden’s SMPTE fibre, complete with Lemo connectors in lengths of 50m, 100m, 150m and 200m, ready to ship worldwide as soon as an order is placed.

“The current lead times that OB companies are being quoted for fibre can be prohibitive when it comes to planning. Having pre-made cable in stock and ready to ship, they can now be more flexible to late requests,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, sales manager at Gearhouse Broadcast. “We use Belden’s products daily for many of the projects we work on and view them as the pre-eminent cable supplier, so we’re delighted to be able to offer this new service which delivers such a respected product into the field quicker than ever before.”

“Gearhouse is a perfect partner due to its global footprint, market position and experience of working with us on other projects” said Brian Halton, Sales Manager Enterprise Connectivity EMEA at Belden. “With the huge demand for our SMPTE fibre, the fact that finished assemblies are available off the shelf at Gearhouse ready for immediate delivery to its customers is great news for the industry.” Gearhouse Broadcast is exhibiting at IBC2014 on stand B39 in Hall 10 and will be showcasing an updated model of its game-changing, fully-equipped, live production OBLite HD trailer, as well as other new innovative broadcast solutions.


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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