Gearhouse Broadcast has supplied kit for ITV’s World Cup broadcast operation.
Gearhouse Broadcast was commissioned to deliver facilities in the International Broadcast Center (IBC), including production office, master control room and transmission gallery.
ITV has also commissioned a studio located on Copacabana beach with full talkback capability between the two sites.
Gearhouse Broadcast’s Projects Solutions division set up the facilities. It is also providing on-site support for the duration of the competition.
“This summer’s coverage from Brazil is about as high profile as it gets,” said Roger Pearce, technical director, Sport at ITV.
“We rely on the talent and expertise of the people who work on the production to deliver results that match such a major sporting event.
“It’s critical that the equipment and supporting technology is rock solid, so we need to work with partners who have the necessary experience in delivering facilities at these type of high profile events.”
Gearhouse has supplied and installed kit including EVS XT3 servers and IP Director production asset management suite for ingest and logging, Avid Media Composer, Interplay and Isis shared media storage system, Snell routers, Harris glue, Sony cameras and Riedel talkback systems.
Gearhouse chief operating officer Kevin Moorhouse added: “We have many years of experience when it comes to supporting broadcasters for major live event broadcasts of this nature.
“The fact that ITV are entrusting such a high-profile project to us is testament to our reputation for expertise and the high quality of the facilities that we’ve consistently delivered.”