racing.com, Australia’s premier racing destination for live racing and news coverage, and Gravity Media, the world leading global provider of complex live creative production and media services, today detailed the broadcast technology and television production partnership that sees racing.com and Gravity Media Australia collaborate to create and deliver racing.com’s Australian coverage of this year’s Royal Ascot.
All five days of Royal Ascot are available on the racing.com broadcast and subscription television channels and for streaming to home televisions or on-the-go on devices through the racing.com app.
racing.com is undertaking the production and delivery of more than 20 hours of live coverage of the carnival from 10:30pm AEST across 20 – 24 June.
Building on an all-encompassing partnership for racing.com’s coverage of horse racing in Australia, Gravity Media Australia has been appointed by racing.com as its broadcast technology and facilities partner for Royal Ascot coverage and will access internationally acknowledged broadcast and production technologies designed and developed by Gravity Media.
The undertaking involves Gravity Media Australia and Gravity Media in London working in collaboration on the delivery of racing.com’s on the ground production requirements at Royal Ascot coupled with the complete overall production and delivery of racing.com’s coverage in Australia, accessing Gravity Media’s state-of-the-art production centres in Sydney and Melbourne.
Gravity Media Production Centre Sydney and Gravity Media Production Centre Melbourne – coupled with Gravity Media in London providing racing.com’s unilateral broadcast requirements at Royal Ascot – are combining to coordinate and integrate these elements with the global Royal Ascot broadcast feed, racing.com’s presence at Royal Ascot with renowned racing broadcasters Jason Richardson and Matt Hill, and also the delivery of the overall production of the complete broadcast at racing.com’s Royal Ascot HQ based at Gravity Media Australia in Melbourne.
Gravity Media Australia’s broadcast and technology for racing.com’s coverage of Royal Ascot accesses bespoke and proprietary Gravity Media cloud-based broadcast technologies to deliver and integrate racing.com’s presentation and commentary teams at Royal Ascot with live hostings and complete remote broadcast production in Melbourne. This complete production is then managed by Gravity Media’s Production Centre in Sydney for delivery across racing.com’s broadcast and subscription television channels and online and streaming platforms.
“We’re delighted to be able to join forces with Gravity Media to work on such an exciting project,” said Executive General Manager – Broadcast at Racing.com, Grant Hicks. “To be able to work with such a professional and talented team is a privilege and ensures we give ourselves every opportunity of producing the highest possible quality coverage of one of the great weeks on the racing calendar.”
Gravity Media Australia’s appointment as the broadcast technology and facilities partner for racing.com’s coverage of Royal Ascot builds on Gravity Media’s long partnership with racing.com.
Gravity Media is the broadcast and technology partner for racing.com with Gravity Media’s Production Centre Melbourne linked with Gravity Media’s Production Centre Sydney as the production hub for racing.com’s coverage of horse racing across Australia.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2022 was Gravity Media’s 21st in the delivery of broadcast and technology solutions across Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Oaks Day and Stakes Day.
Gravity Media is also engaged for the coverage of the Caulfield Cup, Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate. Across the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, Gravity Media is entrusted with the Epsom, Silver Eagle, Everest, Spring Champion, Golden Eagle and Ladies’ Day along with The Big Dance. Gravity Media is also the broadcast and technology partner for the Magic Millions.
Gravity Media Australia
Gravity Media Australia’s acknowledged broadcast technology and production partnerships across major sports in Australia include the Australian Open and the Summer of Tennis, the Melbourne Cup and all major horse racing events in Australia, the Bathurst 1000 and the Repco Supercars Championship, the Bathurst 12 Hour, the World Athletics Cross Country Championships, the Tour Down Under, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Stawell Gift, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Crankworx Cairns, the FIM World Supercross Championship at Marvel Stadium, a partnership with Cricket Australia for the coverage of multiple cricket competitions in Australia and the delivery of broadcast and production technology requirements for coverage of the rapidly expanding and developing AFLW.
Through its studios, production, post-production, outside broadcast facilities and specialist camera technologies, Gravity Media Australia is currently involved with major production companies, television networks and pay television and streaming platforms in Australia across projects including The Voice, Australian Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Masked Singer, Australia’s Got Talent, Would I Lie to You?, The 1% Club, Millionaire Hot Seat and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Gravity Media Australia’s post-production centre, Gravity House, plays a key role in the production of major international television productions across broadcast, subscription and streaming platforms, as well as movies from the Marvel Universe and projects from multiple US and international studios, and many of Australia’s leading independent film productions.