Gearhouse Broadcast returns to Wimbledon for its third tennis Grand Slam of 2014

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Partners at the All England Club include IMG, Fox Sports Australia, Channel 7, WOWOW and Live @ Wimbledon

Content owners and broadcasters including IMGFox Sports AustraliaChannel 7WOWOW and Live @ Wimbledon are relying on Gearhouse Broadcast’s OB solutions and on-site technical support at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships tennis Grand Slam. This is Gearhouse’s third major of the year, having previously been involved at both the Australian and French Open championships, and is the third time that it has provided broadcast services to both IMG and Channel 7 at the All England Club.

For IMG, a global leader in sports and media, Gearhouse Broadcast has serviced the world feed for all rights holders. This takes individual feeds from Wimbledon’s various grass courts to create an overall signal which provides a summary of all the day’s action. In addition, there is a web feed which is delivered to Live @ Wimbledon, the new video and audio channel broadcasting online during the tournament.

Gearhouse supplied IMG with broadcast equipment including EVS XT3 servers, Sony MVS-7000X and MVS-6530 vision mixers, Harris glue, a Snell Cygnus router, an RTS Telex talkback system as well as cabling and fibre connectivity.

Broadcasters including Fox Sports Australia, Channel 7 and WOWOW also received their own bespoke feeds and equipment from Gearhouse Broadcast for their coverage of the tournament, with the Japanese pay-TV broadcaster also using Gearhouse studio facilities for its dedicated coverage of the Wimbledon fortnight.

“Wimbledon is one of the great occasions in the sporting calendar, with so much going on throughout the two week duration so it’s crucial that the coverage we deliver reflects the importance of the tournament,” said Stephen Farr, head of technical services at IMG. “We work with Gearhouse because they have years of experience in covering top tennis tournaments and provide proven and reliable solutions to help deliver our coverage.”

“With so much out there for viewers to watch these days, we have to ensure that we help our customers deliver high quality content to their global audiences,” said Kevin Moorhouse, COO of Gearhouse Broadcast. “Live events like Wimbledon generate a lot of viewer interest and can fill a lot of available air time, so the solutions we deliver are designed to ensure our customers can maximise the return they get on their investments.”

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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