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Gravity Media’s White City Production Centre goes live

Two bespoke technical pods have been built by Gravity Media for its work with Formula E

Gravity Media’s new production centre based at White City in London has officially welcomed its client as it works with all-electric motorsport competition Formula E.

The company is working with Formula E and Aurora Media Worldwide as the technical broadcast partner on the competition, which began in Mexico City last month, and saw 86 services and video feeds were delivered back to the Production Centre in White City.

Two bespoke Gravity Media technical pods were built especially for Formula E, with one engineered to house the MCR and all of the technical IP backbone and the other pod housing the audio and comms core as well as the trackside audio supervisor.

Gravity Media’s speciality camera team were also deployed with a total of 50 cameras at the Mexico race, including 26 Sony line cameras and 24 Gravity Media Minicams used for track and team garage shots.

Ed Tischler Gravity Media’s managing director of EMEA said: “We are thrilled to announce that we have won this contract, welcoming the Formula E team to our new home as our first in house anchor client. Using our next-generation brand new Gravity Media Production Centre in White City ensures Formula E’s broadcast media needs can be solved in-house through our cutting-edge media and technology solutions.

“With our strong technical pedigree and well-established experience of complex live, fast turnaround and post production workflows – the powerful network of connected Gravity Media remote Production Centres, coupled with expertise delivering turnkey solutions will continue to offer productions a unique range of options and flexibility. We look forward to a great year of races!”