Belden and Gravity Media Partner to Support “The Beautiful Game” by Providing Broadcast Infrastructure Solutions in Four Stadiums in the Qatar Region
St. Louis, Missouri – November 22, 2021 – Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, and Gravity Media, a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, are excited to announce their involvement in four major stadiums hosting the world’s biggest football tournament taking place in Qatar in 2022.
In 2010, it was announced that Qatar will host the eagerly anticipated tournament, and Gravity Media and Belden were then awarded the projects to deliver broadcast systems for four stadiums for the first ever tournament of its kind in the Arab world. Since then, Qatar has been a hive of activity as it equips the host stadiums with the latest broadcast technology. And November 21 officially kicked off the one-year countdown to the opening of the world’s biggest football tournament.
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.
“It was an honor to be involved in such prestigious projects,” 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.”
The respective installations required Belden’s innovative broadcast solutions including SMPTE, Triax, Video, Multi Core Audio, and single-mode fiber 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. 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.
Fans will be treated to four matches per day during the group stage – another first – and last just 28 days, culminating in the final on Saturday 18 December 2022, also marking Qatar’s National Day.
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About Gravity Media
Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites. Our 500 people serve clients across the sport, media, news and entertainment industries from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar. Are you designing or building a future-proof arena or stadium fit for international standards? If so, reach out to Gravity Media’s expert Systems Integration team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of four well known broadcast and production houses: Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment.
Find out more at gravitymedia.com.
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Marketing Manager, Belden
Marketing Manager, Gravity Media
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