Gravity Media has had a permanent facility and operation in Qatar since 2007, servicing the burgeoning demand for live sport, entertainment, conference and cultural event coverage across the region. Our Qatari office is located on the first floor of the Ahli Bank Building in South Al Duhail, Doha, right at the heart of a dynamic and growing broadcast and production market.
Over the years, we’ve supported clients such as Al-Jazeera Media Network, Al-Rayyan TV and Qatar TV and many others with their production and broadcast needs. Recent examples include the Asian Games, FIFA Club World Cup, and the opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup stadia.
Indeed, we’ve been heavily involved in preparations for the FIFA World Cup since the infrastructure programme was initiated, engaged by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to support the redevelopment of four of the eight host stadia being used at the event. Thanks to our extensive experience in stadium fit-outs and big-ticket live events, we were commissioned to deliver cabling and communications solutions at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha – the first World Cup venue to be finished – as well as Al-Bayt, Al-Rayyan and Al-Thumama. Running and managing these projects out of our Doha office ensured technical systems integration expertise was met by the necessary local knowledge to deliver these projects successfully.
Meanwhile, the team recently took delivery of a newly commissioned mobile unit, Suhail, which has been designed primarily to support local and international news teams operating in the region. Suhail has full DSNG capabilities, and features all the necessary technologies to transmit HD TV signals via satellite and live broadcast within seconds of acquisition. Built within an Iveco 70C17, Suhail’s compact footprint belies its capacity to host a crew of seven comfortably, alongside six fixed cameras and two RFs. It boasts a full complement of ENG/SNG video and audio equipment, is air-conditioned, and is fully redundant.
With a flourishing economy and the 2022 World Cup just around the corner, the media landscape in Qatar is only set to get busier. Our experienced team – and the ultra-versatile Suhail – are just a phone call away from supporting you on your next production. Call +974 4458 3422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.