Gearhouse undertakes host broadcaster duties at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015
Gearhouse Broadcast joined forces with production service providers McGuire Media to perform host broadcast service duties at the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015, which took place earlier this month. It was the third time in 2015 that Gearhouse had acted in such a role – first at the AFC Asian Cup and then the Australian Open tennis.
As part of its role at the event, Gearhouse provided complete coverage of the entire tournament, from the initial group stages right through to the final. Using three OB facilities on site at the tournament, Gearhouse provided the broadcast with 16 Hitachi cameras – a mixture of SKHD-1200s and SKHD-1500 HD slow motion units. The latest in RF systems were also included on Steadicam mounted camera units, feeds of which were captured into EVS XT3 live production servers. Graphics for the tournament were provided through six Namadgi graphics system.
Gearhouse also implemented all the broadcast facilities for local broadcasters Network Ten and Fox Sports Australia. Coverage was delivered for these regional feeds through satellite distribution via a teleport which also transmitted feeds to multiple worldwide broadcasters.
“Gearhouse Broadcast has been a great partner and provided a service of the highest quality as host broadcaster,” said Marne Fechner, CEO of Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015. “Their experience, expertise and willingness to find solutions to all our challenges ensured we had no surprises.”
The tournament was held at both the AllPhones Arena and the new Netball Central venues in Homebush, Sydney from 7-16 August and saw 16 nations compete to be named 2015 champions. Gearhouse has also provided technical facilities for the ANZ Netball Championship and All-Australian Netball international test matches.