Western Sydney Wanderers v Leeds United

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The pre-season friendly between Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United was the first football match to be played at Sydney’s brand new, purpose-built sports venue, Bankwest Stadium.

The 30,000-seat stadium features the steepest grandstands in Australia, bringing fans closer to the action and creating an awesome live event experience. It’s operated by VenuesLive, the owner of a number of publicly-owned sports and entertainment venues across New South Wales, who engaged Input Media Australia and Gearhouse Broadcast Australia to produce the global broadcast of the event.

Played on Saturday 20 July, the historic first football match at the stadium was a true celebration of the game, with two passionate fan groups going head-to-head in the stands while the players battled it out on the pitch. Leeds United ran out 2-1 winners on the day.

The result was a huge success for all stakeholders, with the programme distributed through Bein Sports, LUTV and Eleven Sports to an audience both within Australia and around the world. The broadcast included a pre-game show, the match itself, and half-time analyses.


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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