Gravity Media partners with 7 Production for Qatar
April 1, 2022
Gravity Media, a global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services and 7 Production, a Dubai-born film & broadcasting independent production house, have announced a strategic partnership in the lead up to the Qatar World Cup in December 2022.
As all eyes are on the World Cup draw taking place on April 1st in Doha, Qatar, Gravity Media and Seven Production will provide numerous locally-based world-class Outside Broadcast facilities suitable for international rights and non-rights holders available for use at the upcoming World Cup Finals starting this November.
Both companies offer the use of 4K and HD truck-based facilities including Gravity Media’s six camera HD OB vehicle with DSNG capability Suhail as well as the addition of international and locally-based crew. The Gravity Media team can also work closely on all projects via the Gravity office in the Capital of Qatar, Doha which was launched in 2007. Since then, Gravity Media has successfully delivered projects for numerous local clients including beIN Sports, Al Jazeera Media Network, Qatar Television, Aspire Zone, Qatar National Olympic Committee, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
The local team have expert knowledge having installed the broadcast infrastructure systems in four of the eight venues. This year’s World Cup adds to the comprehensive broadcast solutions Gravity Media has provided at the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups. At every stage of an assignment, Gravity can provide the kit, the people, and the experience to ensure the project lands squarely in the back of the net. This includes live broadcast services, fast-turnaround highlights, temporary studio hire and full-time edits, along with scripted, voiced and ready-to-air highlights programmes at the end of each match-night.
Seven Production is at the forefront of the biggest events happening in the MENA Region. In 2007, the power house began customizing the first Outside Broadcast Trucks to cater for local sports productions and later, was the first to introduce 4K to the region. At present, Seven has the largest independent fleet of Outside Broadcast Trucks and specialist equipment within the MENA Region, and the team specialies in the customisation and integration of technology according to the clients’ specific requirements for each Live Event. Seven’s client portfolio includes the AFC Asian Cup, MBC Formula 1 coverage for the Middle East, The Dakar Rally, and Top Chef Arabia.
For the World Cup, Seven will be offering it’s renowned team of technical personnel and a total of four medium and large sized HD/4K Outside Broadcast Trucks, the smallest being twelve+ cameras. All trucks have SNG capability for Live transmission along with specialist ENG, 4G and Remote Cameras.
Eamonn Dowdall, Executive Director of Gravity Media says: “Gravity Media looks forward to the collaboration with Seven Production. Working together makes us the most powerful and creative media broadcasting partnership, allowing us to offer cutting edge production services across the region. Our state-of-the-art OB vehicles are readily available for the upcoming eagerly anticipated World Cup.”
Pierre Tabet, Managing Director of 7 Production comments: “Seven’s collaboration with Gravity Media is the best broadcasting partnership the World Cup could possibly have. Our extensive knowledge in sports broadcasting combined with years of experience in the Middle East results in the perfect solution for such a world class event.”