Digital radio upgrade

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At Gearhouse Broadcast, one of our key principles is that we always stock the very latest broadcast equipment. Our wireless transmission offering is a key part of that, and we’re currently in the middle of a major refurbishment programme to make sure we continue to offer a range of kit that best suits our worldwide operations. It’s a continuous upgrade programme, accelerated in recent months thanks to Ofcom’s compensation scheme for owners of 700 MHz radio mic equipment. Once that band has been cleared for mobile providers, some of our older kit will become obsolete.

So, we’re taking the opportunity to go increasingly digital. We’ve just bought more Sennheiser digital receivers and transmitters (including EM 6000-Dante dual-channel receivers, SKM 6000 hand-held radio mic transmitters, SK 6000 body-worn transmitters and EK6042 Hybrid battery receivers), with even more radio mics and IEM kit to follow later in the year. This means we’ll have more kit that can work globally, and that can cope with going from show to show without having to be swapped out or brought back to base for realignment.

Digital technology brings a number of benefits – not least that it can be used at higher channel densities than analogue equipment, which allows us to offer reliable radio mic coverage in increasingly hostile RF environments.

A perfect example of this is central Miami, where there’s highly restricted frequency availability. And as we’re there supporting the Miami Open tennis tournament this month, our entire first shipment will soon be put to the test.

Gearhouse was an early adopter of digital radio mics, over five years ago, and we’re delighted to be maintaining our position as one of the leading suppliers internationally.


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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