Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services, has provided a range of facilities to world basketball body FIBA, through is entity FIBA Media, for its host broadcast of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. These include the deployment of Gearhouse’s Flypack portable production systems at three of the eight official venues, with a UHD solution being used in Beijing where the Final will be held. The 32-team tournament takes place across China between 31 August – 15 September.
In what FIBA Media describes as its biggest and most ambitious TV, digital and social media coverage global production plan ever, this World Cup marks a momentous change in the production, coverage, presentation and multi-platform availability of the event. It’s featuring a host of innovations, including augmented reality, referee-audio, and a broadcast SuperFeed.
Gearhouse Broadcast is also providing host commentary services for FIBA Media at six of the eight venues. This enables rights owners to deliver bespoke broadcasts to their audiences – either on site at the arena or remotely using real-time audio-over-IP networking technology.
Ed Tischler, Managing Director at Gearhouse Broadcast (UK) said: “With viewer expectations so high these days, the pressure is on to make productions stand out by delivering a large amount of quality coverage across a multitude of formats. Rights owners like FIBA that are looking to further enhance the quality of their coverage are turning to Gearhouse Broadcast because of its reputation for innovation and its track record of working with host broadcasters at the biggest events.”
Gravity Media will be showcasing the latest complex live broadcast facilities and production services it offers across its four core brands – Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment – on stand 10.B39 at IBC2019 in Amsterdam.