ITV Productions has awarded Gearhouse Broadcast the contract to provide technical and broadcast facilities for this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The British company will supply flyaway systems, creating a production gallery, an MCR area, a CCU area, a VTR/EVS Room, two audio control rooms and a comms area.

Working with Sony MVS vision mixers and a Calrec audio desk Gearhouse Broadcast will use more than eighty cameras including several speciality models to ensure extensive coverage of all the jungle action.

A technical team will also be supplied to provide onsite support. Gearhouse Broadcast will work alongside Cutting Edge who will provide the post-production facilities and content management system.

Diana Focke, line producer for I'm a Celebrity, said “Gearhouse Broadcast was selected for their expertise and their determination to provide a comprehensive solution with excellent client service.”

Gearhouse also provided services on series one to four of I'm a Celebrity.

The eighth series of the ITV reality show will air later this month on ITV1, ITV2 and online.

Tech Spec

  • Production Gallery: 2 x MVS 8400/8350 Sony vision mixers

  • Production Stack: 12by 4, with 148 viewable sources. Mix of Vutrix and Sony monitors

  • Cameras: 25 x BVP E30s, 4 x HDC 1500s with split blocks, remote robotic heads, 26 x Panasonic E800 (camera corps), 35 x EX1010 Sony night vision (camera corps)

  • VTR room: 4 x EVS XT2 servers and 13 x Digibeta VTRs

  • MCR: 256 sq° SDI Pro-Bel router, 96 sq° SDI Pro-Bel router, 256 sq° Pro-Bel audio router

  • Non-Linear Editing Facility: Supplied by Cutting Edge

  • Evertz Fibre: cameras link to MCR via fibre and audio optical fibre ring

  • Yamaha M756 desks, Calrec Omega

  • Harris distribution and glue