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11.20.2009
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Gearhouse Broadcast to provide production facilities in Australian brush

ITV Studios has awarded Gearhouse Broadcast, a broadcast and production service provider, the contract for flyaway television production facilities for “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here,” series 9.

Gearhouse Broadcast will provide a large production gallery, an MCR area, a CCU area, a VTR/EVS room, two big audio control rooms and a communications (intercom) area for the show. The gear will be used to produce more than 40 hours of live programming over three weeks from the Australian bush.

The reality show shoots around the clock in the jungle in all types of weather and terrain. Torrential rain, hailstorms and lightning strikes can be frequent occurrences in the Australian Outback.

The equipment supplied will include more than 80 Sony and Panasonic cameras, Sony MVS production switchers and Calrec and Yamaha audio consoles. A technical team will be supplied to provide onsite engineering support. Setup began last month. The first show was broadcast on Nov. 16.



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