For the fourth year running Gearhouse Broadcast were awarded the contract to
supply radio microphone equipment for the judges, hosts and contestants for the ITV
live studio show of Britain’s Got Talent. The show regularly attracts an average
viewing audience of over 10 million.
Jakki Hewitt, Gearhouse Broadcast’s Rental Manger said “With our history of
successfully undertaking RF projects such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, I
feel we can provide our clients flexible and reliable solutions.” 50 channels of radio
microphones comprising 40xSennheiser SK5012/ the new SK5212, 6xSKM 5200
hand held and 2xSKP 30 plug on tx units. MKE Platinum lapel microphones were
used for all presenters and contestants for ITV1 and also for the ITV2 spin off
Britain’s Got More Talent”.
“The purpose built Titan ProSplit antenna combiner/ splitter fed multiple zones of RF
coverage to the 7 racks of Sennheiser EM1046 receiver cards. Planning of the show
began with a detailed frequency blueprint provided by Gearhouse Broadcast Audio”.
Dawn Gray, Britain’s Got Talent, Line Producer for talkbackTHAMES said, “We have
worked with Gearhouse Broadcast on many projects before. Highly recommended,
Gearhouse Broadcast proved that their audio department could tailor their service to
suit any needs and any schedule that we could throw at them”.
Gearhouse Broadcast audio managed all stages from planning, kit preparation and
delivery to onsite installation. Continual support proved critical, especially with the
unpredictable nature of the show, to providing seamless integration of wireless radio
microphones for such a large studio based light entertainment production.