Gearhouse Broadcast Adds New HD OBVan to Australian Fleet


Gearhouse Broadcast Pty Limited, Australia’s leading television Outside Broadcast provider has commissioned a new state-of-the-art high definition outside broadcast unit to service the Australian Sports, and Entertainment Television Industry which includes companies such as the Seven Network, Fox Sports, Granada Media, Fremantle and many more.

Gearhouse works with many of the top producers in Australia including Seven Network, Fox Sports, Granada Media, Fremantle and Foxtel to bring viewers exciting content such as AFL, A League soccer, Australia’s Got Talent and  Super Rugby.

The new HD5 unit was designed by Gearhouse Broadcast’s team of Senior Broadcast Engineers and was built and integrated at Gearhouse Broadcast UK Head Office in Hertfordshire.  The systems integration took fourteen weeks to complete and includes the latest in broadcast technology Cameras, Vision Mixers, Monitors, Routers, Communications, Audio Mixers and Glue Products.

Gearhouse Broadcast’s Chief Executive Officer John Newton said “We are pleased to have developed  a new outside broadcast vehicle to strengthen the offering within our existing outside broadcast fleet.  Our expert in-house teams ensure that all our trucks offer the very best in technology and flexibility, making them suitable for all of our clients’ needs”.


“The development of HD5 is a welcome and impressive addition to our fleet and will offer our Australian clients a powerful and flexible production facility with unrivalled expertise and technology solutions”.

HD5 is 13.6m long and offers an incredibly flexible production space that features the latest HD and 3G technology.


The multi-purpose facility consists of an expandable production area with comprehensive vision, engineering, VTR and audio areas.  In total, the truck can easily accommodate 36 dedicated staff in climate controlled ergonomic luxury, which was specially developed to cope with the extremes of the Australian climate.

It is capable of up to 24 x HD Multi-Format Cameras plus Radio Cameras and 6 x POV Cameras. It has a recording capability which utilises 7 x EVS XT3’s and 6 x HD CAM Recorders.  

The unit is fully equipped with a 64 Fader MC56 Lawo Sound Desk, surround sound and Dolby Audio, Sony 7000 Vision Switcher with 80 Inputs 36 Outputs and integral DME’s, N-Vision 8576 Hybrid (Video and embedded audio) Router configured for 333 inputs and 540 outputs.


Additional features include 18 production wall monitors with quad splits to give up to 80 pictures, front and rear production desks for up to 10 production staff, front and rear EVS desks for up to 9 operators and extensive networking facilities.   

Kevin Moorhouse, Chief Operating Officer at Gearhouse Broadcast said “Gearhouse Broadcast’s continuous expansion and investment has placed us as one of the leading outside broadcast facilitators in Australia”.


Gearhouse Broadcast has provided total broadcast procurement solutions for other outside broadcast companies including Arena, the Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan, the South African leader in Pay TV M-net and most recently two HD outside broadcast vans for Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, the Turkish state broadcaster.

About Gearhouse Broadcast Pty Australia
Gearhouse broadcast Pty Ltd is owned by the Gravity Media Group, a global provider of facilities to the outside broadcast industry with its headquartered in the UK. Gearhouse Broadcast provides technical facilities and crew for a diverse range of Australian productions including the Australian Open Tennis, the Melbourne Cup, AFL, Drag Racing, Music concerts such as Pink, INXS, Christina Aguilera, Red Bull Air Racing, Top Gear, and a host of reality programs.
Gearhouse Broadcast Pty Ltd offers one of Australian largest inventory of High Definition broadcast equipment, including the latest HD and SD broadcast camera systems, lenses, VTR’s, EVS workflow solutions, graphics tools, radio camera’s, audio, monitors and peripherals coupled with the highest quality service and professionalism.