It’s the fight everyone’s been talking about, and it’s the fight brought to BT Sport by Gravity Media’s mobile production unit, Columbus.
Over the weekend of 22 to 23 February, Columbus and its operational B-Unit were deployed to Las Vegas’s iconic MGM Grand venue for one of the most eagerly anticipated rematches in living memory. And the fight lived up to the hype, with the Gypsy King (Fury) delivering a boxing masterclass to defeat his US opponent with a seventh-round TKO. The previously undefeated Wilder had been floored twice before his corner threw in the towel.
The two Gravity Media mobile units joined three additional OB trucks and six SNG vehicles within the TV compound at MGM Grand, showing the scale of the intense media interest. They were used to produce BT Sport’s onsite presentation studio, as well as coverage from ringside. In addition, Gravity Media also supplied commentary and comms solutions to the UK rights holder.
The flexibility offered by Columbus – a 60ft single-expanding unit that carries and deploys UK-friendly production solutions – was one of the key attractions for BT Sport when it came to selecting its facilities partner for this project. Tools such as Glensound commentary equipment and Coles lip mics, combined with an engineering team that’s experienced in UK production workflows, make Gravity Media an ideal choice for British broadcasters operating within North America.