Australian Gravity Media team produces Pho3nix SUB7 SUB8 triathlon in Germany from halfway around the world

Gravity Media, in partnership with Mana Sports and Entertainment Group, recently live streamed the Pho3nix SUB7 SUB8 triathlon in Germany, powered by Zwift. The event was streamed during Sunday, June 5 and more than 50,000 viewers followed the event worldwide via YouTube and Facebook.

The broadcast included nine and a half hours of live racing with pre- and post-show content. It was produced remotely and an IP-switched connection in Sydney with 16 cameras being transmitted from the other side of the world, at the Lausitzring racecourse in Brandenburg.

A large amount of technical equipment was introduced to the project to facilitate all required comms and video circuits. All the talkback was delivered with Unity communications via bonded devices. 20 cameras were deployed including specialty cameras such as motorcycles, polecams, a drone, and a Gyro-head camera Shotover, all sending feeds to 2 control rooms in Sydney via Aviwest bonded technology. Other technology included twenty EVS record ports spread across three XT3 servers linked in the control room, seven SRT return video feeds, three GFX engines, multiple edit suites across Australian and Germany, two dedicated highlight loggers, a social media team managing all the social content, and all on screen graphics led by Gravity Media Australia’s design team and produced by Girraphic.

“This large production showcased a truly global effort combining Gravity Media expert teams in Australia and France, with equipment from all offices including Germany and UK. Over 90 team members contributed to the great success of this project,” said Mike Purcell, Head of Production and Executive Producer at Gravity Media Australia.

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