The Ashes at Edgbaston

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The Ashes at Edgbaston 2019 v4

Gearhouse Broadcast UK supplied CTV Outside Broadcasts with two ChannelMax XT3 production servers, two Sony HDC-4300 camera channels and two UJ86 lenses to cover the first match in the 2019 Ashes series.

Seen by some (cricket lovers, mainly) as sport’s greatest rivalry, the Ashes began on 1 August and will continue until mid-September. For the uninitiated, the Ashes is a five-match Test cricket series between England and Australia held every two years, with the winners taking home the fabled Ashes urn until the two teams meet again.

The first match of 2019 was played at Edgbaston; Edgbaston being a favourite amongst players, fans and officials alike and reputed to be the most hostile ground in England for visiting teams. Not so this year, as England got thrashed by a whopping 251 runs, allowing Australia to go one up in the series.

For many, Edgbaston 2005 was the scene of the greatest Ashes match ever played, where England survived a last-ditch Australia fightback to complete a thrilling two-run victory in the second Test. That was until just a week or so ago, when Ben Stokes single-handedly saved England’s blushes in the third Test in front of an astonished Headingley crowd, levelling the series at 1-1 with two to play. Fans, pundits and players alike are now hailing Headingly 2019 as the greatest Ashes Test ever.


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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