UK Gearhouse Broadcast to supply broadcast facilities for the 15 Asian Games

MUMBAI: UK based broadcast solutions company Gearhouse Broadcast has bagged the contract to supply broadcast facilities for the production coverage of the 15 Asian Games.

The 15 Asian Games officially commence on 1 December, 2006 with the Opening Ceremony and conclude with the Closing Ceremony on 15 December, 2006. For the first time since 1974, the Games are held in Doha with over 45 countries and regions competing across a record-breaking 39 sports in more than 40 venues.

Gearhouse Broadcast will supply, install and operate eight complete production flyaway systems which will range from six camera to ten camera and will be used for the production coverage of the host feed at the twelve stadiums where the various sporting contests will take place. The flyaway’s come out of Gearhouse Broadcast’s range of flyway products and systems at their UK offices.

Gearhouse Broadcast will supply a total of sixty-five operational crew members including engineers, audio engineers, communication engineers, vision controllers, and riggers.

The Games are demanding logistically due to the events being held across twelve stadiums throughout Doha. Provision of broadcast equipment for the Games involves supplying cameras for the field of play areas including twenty-eight HDC 1500s, twenty-six BVP 950s, and high speed super-motion cameras using the Sony HDC 3300 and Thomson LDK23-HS and also three Panasonic AWE 800 SDI cameras, informs an official release.

Gearhouse Broadcast MD Eamonn Dowdall said, “The cameras chosen offer the latest technology available and they will provide the host broadcaster with picture quality of the highest standard.”

The Replay rooms will contain twenty-five EVS XTs. And the twelve production control rooms at each stadium venue will be fitted out with nine production galleries each of which will be installed using sixty-seven LCD Vutrix Series of 23” HD/SD screens. A range of nine vision desks will be supplied from the Sony DVS 7350 to the new MFS 2000, Snell and Wilcox’s Kahuna, Thomson’s DD Series. Controlled via the desks are replay transition devices which will be used to give the mix effect between slo-mo replays and live production.

The master control Areas for engineering and quality control will comprise of test and measurement equipment from Tektronix utilising the WFM 700 and the 601E series. Routers selected will be the Pro-bel series and the Pro-bel Aurora series HD/SD routing systems. Leitch equipment has been selected for the distribution and glue products. Evertz has been selected for the system sync generation equipment and fibre equipment used.

The Audio Control Room will comprise of audio desks from Soundcraft Series 5 56-channel, Soundcraft B800 48-channel console, DDA CS-8 32 channel audio console, and Midas Venice 240 24-channel consoles. Audio monitoring and quality control will be carried out on Bel series monitoring equipment. A variety of microphones have been selected to cover the sporting contests being played which comprise of twenty-four Sennheiser MKH- 816, ninety Sennheiser MKH 416, eleven Audio Technica AT 835 ST stereo microphones and various smaller microphones.

The communications systems provided will be the Clearcom Compact 72 series and new Riedel communications systems. All of the associated broadcast cabling at each of the twelve venues will be supplied and installed by Gearhouse Broadcast. And all of the cabling used will be Belden broadcast series cable, including audio multi ways, triax video and data cabling.

Gearhouse Broadcast will provide ancillary services for the Games consisting of project and logistics management and technical support. The broadcast solutions provider will handle the procurement of equipment required and co-ordinate the transportation of this equipment to and from the venues in Qatar.

Latest Reads
Star World to air 1-5 of 'Homeland'

Star World and Star World HD is all geared up to air the pulse-pounding action series 'Homeland.' The show tackles geopolitical moral conundrums of our current world. It has recently unveiled the teaser for the upcoming season 6 shows how Carrie Mathison will circumvent around another international...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Share all World Cup, T-20 feeds with Prasar Bharati, rights holder told

The telecast of all official one-day and Twenty-20 matches played by the Indian Men’s Cricket Team will henceforth have to be shared by the rights holder with the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati under the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act 2007.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
Saregama returns to film music acquisition with Pen pact

Saregama India has inked a two-movie deal with Pen Movies. With this agreement, Saregama has acquired the music rights of upcoming Bollywood releases of Pen which includes Kahaani 2 -- Durga Rani Singh, featuring Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal.Kahaani 2 is slated for a release on 2 December.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
Q2-17: Zeel numbers, PAT up on higher Ad and Subscription revenue

The Subhash Chandra led content and broadcast player Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) reported a 23 per cent hike in consolidated revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q2-17, current quarter) as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

Television TV Channels GECs
Best Deal TV appoints Hari Trivedi as COO

MUMBAI: Best Deal TV has appointed Hari Trivedi as the chief operating officer with immediate effect. Based in Mumbai, Trivedi will be responsible for overall sales and marketing. He would also be initializing lowest price offers and deals on Best Deal TV.

Television TV Channels People
Disney announces successor of MD Siddharth Roy-Kapur

MUMBAI: Walt Disney International has announced the successor to its former managing director Siddharth Roy-Kapur. As a second stint with the organization, Mahesh Samat has made a comeback and will lead The Walt Disney Company India as the managing director. He will pursue his new responsibility...

Television TV Channels People
Life is more imaginative than fiction in a story like POW, says writer-director Gideon Raff

MUMBAI: Sometimes, coming back home after 17 years is not always a happy ending. "Prisoners of War" is the story of three Israeli soldiers, who were held captive for that many years following their kidnapping while on a secret mission with their unit.

Television TV Shows Thriller
IPL media rights bidding postponed sine die

MUMBAI: The BCCI has made it clear that the media rights auction cannot take place till the time it gets a concrete go-ahead and a formal approval from the Justice RM Lodha committee. Till the evening of 24 October (Monday), BCCI did not receive the okay from the committee which said, "it is in...

Television TV Channels Sports
Q3-16: DIRECTV mitigates AT&T U-Verse TV subscriber numbers fall

BENGALURU: AT&T acquired DIRECTV added 323,000 net subscribers and hence helped mitigate the company’s Entertainment and Internet Services Group (Entertainment) segment’s loss of 326,000 U-Verse subscribers for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 (Q3-16, current quarter). About 70 percent of...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories