Australian live racing and news coverage channel, Racing.com, and Gravity Media have been working together to create and deliver racing.com’s Australian coverage of this year’s Royal Ascot horseracing carnival out of the UK.
Held from 20 – 24 June, the five days of Royal Ascot are being delivered on the racing.com broadcast and subscription television channels, as well as for streaming on home televisions or on-the-go on devices through the racing.com app. In all, Racing.com is producing and delivering over 20 hours of live coverage of the carnival.
Expanding on a comprehensive partnership for racing.com’s coverage of horse racing in Australia, Gravity Media Australia was selected by racing.com as its broadcast technology and facilities partner for th Royal Ascot coverage. It is leveraging internationally acknowledged broadcast and production technologies designed and developed by Gravity Media.
This task involves Gravity Media Australia and Gravity Media in London working collaboratively on the delivery of racing.com’s on-site production requirements at Royal Ascot. It also includes 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, along 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. This includes racing.com’s presence at Royal Ascot with renowned racing broadcasters Jason Richardson and Matt Hill, and 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 Royal Ascot coverage employs bespoke and proprietary Gravity Media cloud-based broadcast technologies. This allows for the delivery and integration of racing.com’s presentation and commentary teams at Royal Ascot with live hostings and complete remote broadcast production in Melbourne. This complete production is 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.