Gravity Media’s Production Centres in Melbourne (PCM) and Sydney (PCS) will service all the needs for the Eseries broadcast. PCS will act as the main hub, with a dedicated studio setup housing a 10m x 2.5m LED wall to display various feeds managed from the control room. At PCM, a single camera, commentary kit and 103” Live Screen background will house the two main commentators – with audio embedded onto separate tracks via the camera feed and sent via a direct fibre service to the Sydney facility.
A dedicated IP audio circuit between PCM and PCS will facilitate the live commentary, as well as accommodating production and technical communications between the two facilities.
In addition, due to government lockdowns in New South Wales, Gravity Media will supply communications to the remote support team for the gaming equipment. This will consist of an IP system enabling the remote team to speak directly to the director, producer and onsite operators from within the control room at PCS. For the remote drivers, Gravity Media will integrate cameras via Zoom to allow the producer to select individual drivers during the races and interview them afterwards through communications integrated into PCS via Discord.
The Eseries program will be sent through to FoxSports to be integrated on its Foxtel channel, Kayo on its IP sports platform and Network 7 for its IP service 7Plus. Gravity Media will also encode a live stream of the control room for feeds on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.