FIBA delivers ambitious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 production with Gearhouse

Flypacks deployed at three venues including UHD solution for final in Beijing

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, is providing a range of facilities to 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.


About Gravity Media Group

Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We operate across four core brands – Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment – and serve our clients internationally from our facilities in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar. On 2 September 2019, Gravity Media announced it had completed the acquisition of Chief Entertainment from Telstra Corporation Limited.

Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in broadcast services and specialises in broadcast equipment rental, project solutions and systems integration. It offers huge experience and a proven track record in delivering major sporting and entertainment events. See

Hyperactive Broadcast is a leading provider of dry hire cutting rooms, visual effects tools and production space for feature films and TV dramas. With a background in integrated Avid and EVS workflows, its engineers are trusted by the best names in the industry. See

Input Media is a premier sports production company, with blue-chip clients around the world. It employs a talented team of producers, directors and editors dedicated to producing creative and engaging programming and digital content for a wide variety of clients. See

Chief Entertainment is a Sydney-based provider of studio TV, outside broadcast, live streaming, digital media production, location filming, motion graphics & visual effects and satellite distribution services. It works in unique and innovative ways that will unleash creativity and open up a world of new possibilities.

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