Gravity Media and Belden to deploy network and production infrastructure for the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Belden Inc., specialist on networking solutions, and Gravity Media, a worldwide provider of production services, have recently announced their work for four stadiums hosting the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Since the announcement of Qatar will be the host of the World Cup in 2010, the country has been a hive of activity as it equips the host stadiums with the latest broadcast technology.
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, Al Thumama Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, and Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. Gravity Media shaped the project design using input from local broadcasters and its expertise with high-profile international federations.
The respective installations required Belden’s innovative 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.
“It was an honour to be involved in such prestigious projects as Qatar 2022 World Cup,” says 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.”