A Pac-12 basketball matchup between the USC Trojans and the Washington State Cougars served as Gravity Media’s milestone REMote Integration production
Los Angeles, USA, February 20, 2020 – The Pac-12 Networks broadcast of the USC Trojans 65-56 win over the Washington State Cougars marked the 2000th REMote Integration production that Gravity Media has successfully completed in North America. This impressive number includes ‘At Home’ centralized productions that were undertaken under the Proshow Broadcast (acquired by Gravity Media in July 2018) and Gearhouse Broadcast (renamed to Gravity Media in November 2019) brands, and date back to April 2013.
The leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has remotely covered a range of live sporting events in this time, including college football, men’s and women’s college basketball and Olympic sports such as swimming, diving, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer. The majority of these REMIs have been delivered for Pac-12 Networks and ESPN and utilizes Gravity Media’s fleet of modern mobile units that have been designed and built for ‘At Home’-style productions.
“Gravity Media has been providing the tech and know-how for REMIs week in, week out for the past seven years and we are proud to deliver a production workflow to our customers that allows for the enhancement of their broadcasts while generating cost savings and other benefits,” said Michael Harabin, President, Gravity Media – USA. “The potential for creating quality programming at an attractive price has never been greater, and we now have over 2000 proof points that showcase its consistent effectiveness and our ability to deliver.”
The benefits of this remote approach are obvious, with REMIs offering a cost-efficient modern workflow that is operationally flexible and durable. By centralizing the control room, video switching, audio mixing, graphics, replays and show production can all be done ‘At Home’ in the broadcast center. This means that smaller, more affordable purpose-built mobile units can be used at the venue. Only video and audio acquisition hardware such as engineered cameras, microphones and announcer headsets, as well as comms hardware, a transmission interface and engineering support are required on site.
Late last year Gravity Media Group transitioned its renowned broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast (including Proshow Broadcast), Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment into a single brand: Gravity Media. The new brand offers content owners, creators and distributors three broad categories of expertise: media services & facilities; production & content; and equipment rental & sales. By combining its forces under one roof, it can better use its breadth and scale to offer more end-to-end solutions and drive greater value for its clients.