Gearhouse Broadcast completes acquisition of Stranger Designs

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Gearhouse Broadcast now offers an end-to-end communications chain, with plans to expand into live events, sports and reality television

Gearhouse Broadcast has expanded its event communications division following the acquisition of Stranger Designs. According to Gearhouse Broadcast, this key acquisition positions Gearhouse Broadcast to be the only company in Australia that is capable of offering the entire end-to-end communications chain, particularly for live events, sports and reality television.

Jason Owen, manager, event communications, Gearhouse Broadcast, said: “We will support existing audio, production and broadcast facilitators with cost-effective technology solutions that meet their requirements.

“Stranger Designs has also been instrumental in developing motorsport accessories and solutions over many years. With access to this product range, we will now expand on our offering to become Australia’s leading motorsport communications solutions provider.”

Stranger Designs is led by Rod Stranger, a radio frequency (RF) communications engineer, who said: “I’m delighted that Stranger Designs has now been incorporated into Gearhouse Broadcast’s event communications division. There are great synergies between the two companies, and as a joint force, we can offer a total communications package.”

Besides motorsport, Stranger Designs have provided its communications solutions for productions including I’m a Celebrity Get Me Outta Here, and the Byron Bay Blues Festival.

Owen concluded: “With our size and scope, we can now offer the complete communications package to broadcast networks and producers, event production companies, movie houses, and new media companies. For instance, in motorsport alone, we have communications solutions for racetracks, race teams, federations, category managers, and companies that support motorsport such as catering, security and track options.

“By using our technology and engineering package, we will continue to disrupt the status quo of our competitors who often just tend to be single vendor-focused.”

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