Gearhouse Broadcast and the Seven Network came together to once again cover the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, including all the Melbourne Cup Day festivities. The broadcast used GHB’s Melbourne-based HD2 super truck, and incorporated a BCX vehicle to cover the race starts. The BCX had its own production switcher and director, producing its own cut of the starts until the director in HD2 switched to the main cut as each race progressed.
The race that stops a nation was a thriller, living up to the hype with one of the closest finishes in the history of the event.
Seven’s Melbourne Cup coverage was watched by 2.67 million people, making it the most watched program on Australian television in 2011