While there will be no Supercars Championship action in Australia until June, the full cast of Supercars stars will still be racing. As the Supercars technology provider, Gravity Media’s Australian operation is providing all studio and facilities solutions. The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries takes place via the iRacing computer simulation platform, running over 10 rounds from 8 April 2020.
Supercars drivers will contest the races at infamous tracks all over the globe from their respective homes, with a champion to be awarded at the end of the series. The action is broadcast on Fox Sports, Kayo, Supercars.com and game streaming service Twitch. Also available on the Supercars Facebook page.
Highlights from Race 3 at Monza can be viewed here.
This was a very successful and technically challenging event, which Supercars and their TV production team lead by Nathan Prendergast have thrown all their effort at since the COVID-19 outbreak. Gravity Media is the Outside Broadcast Technology partner swapping out the production trucks for our broadcast studio facility in Sydney with host set as well as a full control room for the production. Commentary is shared between Gravity Media’s Production Centres in both Sydney and Melbourne, with race control and adjudication on the Gold Coast. All 25-driver webcams around Australia were available via Zoom conference, and two scan converted outputs with driver audio available on Discord channels. A great remote production and technical turn-key solution.
NB: The Gravity Media’s Production Centre in Sydney and other sites practices the appropriate COVID-19 safe work precautions with hand sanitiser and glove stations, temperature testing as well as safe-distancing in all work spaces including control rooms and studios.