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Gravity Media, Belden deliver broadcast infrastructure solutions for Qatar 2022 stadiums

Installations include SMPTE, Triax, Video, Multi Core Audio and single-mode fibre cable

With just under a year until kick-off, Gravity Media and Belden have joined forces to deliver broadcast infrastructure solutions for the stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Gravity Media partnered with its long-term supplier Belden to design, supply, install, test and commission the broadcast cabling systems for the opening match venue Al Bayt Stadium, as well as the Al Thumama Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium and Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

Al Bayt Stadium

Gravity said it shaped the project design using input from local broadcasters and its previous experience of working with high-profile international federations.

“It was an honour to be involved in such prestigious projects,” said Eamonn Dowdall, executive director for Gravity Media, “With the combined expertise of Belden and Gravity Media, the solutions provided will support the stadiums’ needs well into the future.”

The respective installations required Belden’s broadcast solutions including SMPTE, Triax, Video, Multi Core Audio, and single-mode fibre cable – enabling host broadcasters to connect their facilities to 50+ camera positions in each of the stadiums which includes interviews, arrivals and other off-field activities.

Gravity said this will enable broadcasters to transmit content to billions of fans around the world while simultaneously future proofing the stadiums’ systems for long-term, sustainable use.

The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar on 21st November 2022.