Grand Slam success for Gearhouse Broadcast

Broadcast Solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast completes a successful
Wimbledon for host broadcaster BBC.

Working
with Adrian Kingston, the BBC Outside Broadcasts’ Engineering Manager
responsible for technical operations at
Wimbledon,
Gearhouse Broadcast supplied a large variety of equipment for this summer’s
tournament. This included cameras, lenses, monitors and systems equipment such
as vision routers, glue and distribution amplifiers. Centre Court and Court 1
were both covered in high definition this year.

Adrian
Kingston says: “The Wimbledon Championships are one of the biggest and
most complex annual events that we cover and Gearhouse Broadcast supplied a
large quantity of equipment to support this year’s successful coverage,
including 5 HD and 4 SD Super Motion cameras, 9 HD and 12 SD EVS
systems, plus HD / SD distribution and audio embedding equipment.”

Prior to the event Gearhouse Broadcast’s Rental
department and engineering staff liaised with BBC Outside Broadcasts’ engineers
to ensure that the correct equipment was supplied to deliver the technical
solution required. The equipment was then thoroughly tested and configured by
Gearhouse Broadcast engineers at the
Watford
offices before being delivered to site. Any additional equipment required
throughout transmission reached site within an hour of a request. During the
set up week, prior to the event, Gearhouse supplied a project engineer to
assist BBC Outside Broadcasts’ engineers with the integration of the equipment
into the BBC facility. During the event Gearhouse provided 24/7 technical back
up in case of any failures.

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