The US Open tennis

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A combined Gearhouse Broadcast UK and France team have been busy preparing for the 2019 US Open in New York – three and a half weeks before the Main Draw starts on 26 August. The set-up includes full Host Broadcast facilities, plus technical support for the broadcaster’s domestic and international shows. Additional facilities are also being rigged to cover of the outer courts and the USTA Technical Operations Centre, ready for the Qualifiers starting on 19 August.

Getting everything set up and ready for the first day’s play, has required a full Gearhouse crew of 60 working onsite, installing, integrating and testing, the core Host Broadcast Facilities. Gearhouse’s sister company, HyperActive Broadcast has in addition supplied 14 Avid Media Composer suites along with Avid Interplay servers and storage.

Alongside this, the Gearhouse Broadcast France team have additional responsibility to supply and support all the RF cams needed for the event, which will be the 139th edition of the US Open, and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year.

All the big players are expected to return to New York in a bid to topple last year’s champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka – and to take home their share of the $57.24 million prize money on offer.

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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