Gravity Media, the global provider of complex live creative production and media services, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with NBC Sports to support their coverage of Big Ten football and basketball.
Gravity Media’s newest mobile unit, Aspen, will be deployed on the assignment along with flagship mobile unit, Columbus. Another new S-Class with the same specifications as Aspen is in progress. It will join the fleet to support NBC Sports’ coverage from 2024.
The assignment begins with the start of this year’s College Football season with a game at The Big House, Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
NBC Sports announced its Big Ten schedule for the first three weeks of the 2023 football season last month as well as select games later in the season. Last year, NBC Universal and the Big Ten Conference announced a landmark 7-year agreement for NBC and Peacock to become the exclusive home of Big Ten Saturday Night football, beginning in 2023. Peacock will also serve as the exclusive home for eight additional Big Ten football games each season as well as dozens of college basketball games.
Over the course of the agreement, Gravity Media, and NBC Sports engineers in concert with NBC Sports’ EMMY Award-winning producers and directors will employ innovative tactics from traditional Full-Production on site to Remote-Connected techniques at NBC Sports’ state-of-the-art facility in Stamford, Conn. The production techniques were designed and perfected by NBC Sports’ and Gravity Media’s Broadcast Engineers in test case college events last season.
Sean Seamer – Gravity Media’s President in the USA commented:
“Gravity Media’s HD mobile units offer the very latest in technology and we are excited to begin a substantive partnership with NBC Sports. We provided facilities for the Peacock Classic basketball game between Baylor and Gonzaga last December, but this Big Ten agreement opens a new, deeper chapter in our relationship. Gravity Media has been capturing college sports action across the U.S. for more than 10 years, supporting thousands of high-profile sporting events including bowl games. We are looking forward to building on this experience with NBC Sports.”
Ken Goss – NBC Sports EVP Studio & Remote Production commented:
“We are excited NBC Sports is expanding its technical facilities partnership with Gravity Media as part of a multi-year agreement, in which they will provide mobile units for our upcoming Big Ten coverage.”