Project: BBC Studio and IBC Facility World Cup 2006
Gearhouse Broadcast was awarded the contract by Siemens to deliver the production facilities for the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup.
This project entailed two major facilities, namely the BBC Master control and production centre in the international broadcast centre (IBC) in Munich and secondly the BBC Studio in Berlin which the BBC used to anchor their coverage of the World Cup. The IBC facility included EVS and Avid server systems, video tape archiving, non-linear and linear editing, production control room utilising the latest Kahuna 2ME HD vision mixer and also the master engineering areas for sound and vision.
The studio in Berlin consisted of six HD Thomson cameras, production control room with Kahuna 4ME HD vision mixer, EVS servers, videotape play outs, non-linear editing and master engineering set up for audio and vision.
The project was challenging, but Gearhouse Broadcast managed to successfully deliver the production facilities to BBC's criteria and demands.