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Gearhouse Broadcast’s OB solutions and Hitachi cameras serve up TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships tennis

Gearhouse Broadcast, a leading broadcast services specialists, has supplied sports production company Input Media with a complete outside broadcast solution and onsite support for its global production of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Turkey, which ran from 22-27 October, 2013.

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Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome was equipped with ten Hitachi SK-HD 1200E camera chains as well as two Sony HDC-3300 Super Slo-mo cameras, three EVS XT2 servers, a Snell Sirius 128 router, Yamaha M7CL Audio Console and a Sony MVS-6530 Vision Switcher from Gearhouse Broadcast. The OB solutions delivered for Input Media provided flexibility and were also capable of handling the fast delivery and uninterrupted coverage required for live tennis.

Sony HDC-3300 - Hitachi SK-HD 1200 - EVS LSM XT2 - Yamaha M7CL - Sony MVS-6530

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This is the third consecutive year that Gearhouse Broadcast and Input Media have worked together on the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, the season-ending event of the women’s tour featuring the top eight singles players and top four doubles teams. The two companies have also collaborated on a number of other international tennis tournaments, including the Australian Open and French Open Grand Slams.

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“Gearhouse Broadcast has worked with us on many major tennis tournaments, so know what we require and how we run a production of this scale and importance,” said Neil Oughton, managing director at Input Media.

“We have a lot of experience in delivering flexible and reliable solutions for various sporting seasons, such as motor racing and tennis,” said Kevin Moorhouse, managing director of Gearhouse Broadcast. “Our strategic relationships with manufacturers such as Hitachi mean we’re able to offer our customers the latest technology and help to enhance the viewers’ overall experience.”

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About Gearhouse Broadcast
Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of broadcast services. It specialises in broadcast project solutions, systems integration, equipment rental and equipment sales and operates globally with offices in the UK, USA, Australia, India and Doha. The company has vast experience and a proven track record in its involvement in major broadcast projects such as Wimbledon, the ATP Tennis Masters and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.  

Gearhouse Broadcast Systems Integration division offers both permanent and temporary broadcast installations. Its expertise lies in the provision of solutions for studios, outside broadcast facilities, transmission and automation, master control rooms, stadium installations and broadcast cabling. It can offer mixed systems integration solutions, as either outright sales or a mixture of sales and rental facilities.

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