Dubai-based production house, 7 Production, is partnering with Gravity Media to provide outside broadcast (OB) facilities for international rights and non-rights holders during the Qatar Soccer World Cup, which kicks off from November 21 this year.
Both companies offer the use of 4K and HD truck-based facilities, including Suhail, Gravity Media’s six-camera HD OB vehicle with DSNG (digital satellite newsgathering) capability.
The Gravity Media team can also work closely on all projects via the Gravity office in Doha, which was launched in 2007. Since then, Gravity Media has successfully delivered projects for numerous local clients, including beIN Sports, Al Jazeera Media Network, Qatar Television, Aspire Zone, Qatar National Olympic Committee, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
Eamonn Dowdall, Executive Director of Gravity Media, said, “Gravity Media looks forward to the collaboration with 7 Production. Working together makes us the most powerful and creative media broadcasting partnership, allowing us to offer cutting-edge production services across the region.
“And our state-of-the-art OB vehicles are readily available for the upcoming World Cup.”
For Qatar 2022, Gravity Media will provide live broadcast services, fast-turnaround highlights, temporary studio hire and full-time edits, along with scripted, voiced and ready-to-air highlights programmes at the end of each match-night; and 7 Production will be deploying a total of four medium and large sized HD/4K OB trucks, the smallest deploying 12+ cameras. All trucks have SNG capability for live transmission along with specialist ENG (electronic newsgathering), 4G and remote cameras.
Pierre Tabet, Managing Director of 7 Production, added, “Our collaboration with Gravity Media is the best broadcasting partnership the Soccer World Cup could possibly have. Our extensive knowledge in sports broadcasting, combined with years of experience in the Middle East, results in the perfect solution for such a world-class event.”