Gravity Media facilitates a lot of live streaming for Telstra, the well-known Australian telecoms and technology company. Last week, for example, we produced two live streams for the client – one for International Women’s Day and one for CEO All Hands, an all-staff communication from the company’s management team. For the latter, a panel of senior managers was convened, answering questions from the physical audience as well as online viewers via Yammer.
Production for each involved deploying crews to Telstra’s Sydney and Melbourne in-house theatres, which are connected via a two-way fibre video link. The Gravity Media crews switch vision in each, and output to a live stream that plays on Telstra’s intranet. Each show is sent on Telstra’s Digital Video Network (DVN) back to our Production Centre in Sydney, where the Gravity Media team records, uploads and outputs reference files back to the client.
The team is also currently in pre-production for a one-hour business digest show called LIVEnterpise, which will go live on 24 March. This will be produced at the Studio T setup at Telstra’s HQ, which Gravity Media manages on the client’s behalf.
This facilities management arrangement involves Gravity Media overseeing the technical operation of the studio, where we provide crew and production management services whenever Telstra has a broadcast production requirement. Between productions – having provided the technical scope for the studio’s original build – we keep a close eye on the equipment to make sure everything is kept in perfect working order.