Torneos y Competencias turns to Gearhouse

Gearhouse Broadcast has delivered a range of facilities for Argentinian sports broadcaster Torneos y Competencias’ coverage of the World Cup. Gearhouse Broadcast was commissioned to deliver a range of facilities at the International Broadcast Centre, to support Torneos coverage of the event. Gearhouse Broadcast’s Projects Solutions division are responsible for everything from set up to the live production stage.

The team built and delivered three production control rooms, two edit suites and a master control room, designed specifically to meet Torneos’ specific requirements. Gearhouse Broadcast is also providing on-site support for the duration of the competition.

Equipment supplied for the IBC include a Thomson (Grass Valley) Kayak 2.5 M/E HD switcher and a Panasonic AV-HS-400 HD vision mixer for the production control rooms. The MCR houses a 128 x 128 Harris (Imagine) router, two Telex Cronus communications matrices, two eight channel EVS XT3 services and EVS XTAccess software to enable media interchange between EVS servers and the Avid edit suites.

The MCR also features a remote CCU area, allowing the TyC production team to control two Hitachi SK-HD1200E camera chains. Harris (Imagine) glue and infrastructure were also provided as part of the project.

Gearhouse has previously provided facilities to the Argentinian sports broadcaster for several major sporting events, including the London 2012 Games, during a relationship spanning eight years.

“We’ve worked with Torneos on many big sporting events since 2006, so we understand their requirements and they know they can trust us to deliver exactly what they need,” said Gearhouse Broadcast Head of Projects, Ed Tischler “It’s always a testament to our expertise and the professionalism of our team when customers return to Gearhouse time and time again.”

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