Gearhouse Broadcast delivers facilities for ITV’s broadcast from Brazil

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UK broadcaster commissions IBC and studio workflows for major international football championship.

Gearhouse Broadcast, a worldwide broadcast services specialist, has delivered a range of facilities for ITV’s live coverage of this summer’s international football championship.

Gearhouse Broadcast was commissioned to deliver additional facilities in the International Broadcast Center (IBC), including production office, master control room and transmission gallery. ITV has also commissioned a studio located on the iconic Copacabana beach and full talkback capability between the two sites. Gearhouse Broadcast’s Projects Solutions division set up the facilities and are also providing on-site support for the duration of the competition, which kicks off on 12 June.

“This summer’s coverage from Brazil is about as high profile as it gets. We rely on the talent and expertise of the people who work on the production to deliver results that match such a major sporting event,” said Roger Pearce, Technical Director, Sport at ITV. “It’s critical that the equipment and supporting technology is rock solid, so we need  to work with  partners  who have the necessary experience in delivering facilities at these type of high profile events.”

To support ITV’s production requirements, Gearhouse Broadcast has supplied and installed a range of equipment, including EVS XT3 servers and IPDirector production asset management suite for ingest and logging, Avid MediaComposer, Interplay and ISIS shared media storage system, Snell routers, Harris glue, Sony cameras and Riedel talkback systems.

“We have many years of experience when it comes to supporting broadcasters for major live event broadcasts of this nature,” said Kevin Moorhouse, Gearhouse Broadcast’s coo. “The fact that ITV are entrusting such a high-profile project to us is testament to our reputation for expertise and the high quality of the facilities that we’ve consistently delivered.”

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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