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Countdown to Qatar 2022: 100 days to go

Gravity Media is counting down to what will be its sixth consecutive Fifa World Cup as a media and broadcast partner

There are now a mere 100 days until the first whistle blows at the Qatar World Cup 2022, and Gravity Media is using the staging post to underline its major tournament pedigree, having been a ”go-to media and broadcast partner across the last five events ensuring comprehensive broadcast solutions at the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 editions.”

The Gravity Media team has been busy equipping the host stadia with permanent broadcast and communications infrastructure having been commissioned to support the redevelopment of the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha – the first World Cup venue to be readied – as well as Al Bayt Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium and Al-Thumama Stadium.

The recently acquired Suhail OB vehicle

Gravity Media has had a permanent operation in Qatar since 2007, and all of the World Cup projects are being run and managed out of the company’s Doha office, alongside wider global support and local knowledge. The local team has recently taken delivery of a newly commissioned outside broadcast mobile unit, Suhail, which has been designed with DSNG capabilities, and can take up to six fixed cameras and two RFs, as well as seating a crew of seven. It was successfully deployed for the World Cup Draw back in April supporting a high-profile rights holder.

“Live and near-live coverage in football is where many of Gravity Media’s diverse capabilities come together, from consultancy, planning and design, to engineering, pre-production, logistics and crewing,” said Edward Tischler, Gravity Media MD, EMEA. “At every stage of an assignment, we provide the kit, the people, and the experience to ensure the project exceeds expectations. This includes live broadcast services, fast-turnaround highlights, and full-time edits, along with scripted, voiced and ready-to-air highlights programmes at the end of each match night.”