A combined Gearhouse Broadcast UK and France team have been busy preparing for the 2019 US Open in New York – three and a half weeks before the Main Draw starts on 26 August. The set-up includes full Host Broadcast facilities, plus technical support for the broadcaster’s domestic and international shows. Additional facilities are also being rigged to cover of the outer courts and the USTA Technical Operations Centre, ready for the Qualifiers starting on 19 August.
Getting everything set up and ready for the first day’s play, has required a full Gearhouse crew of 60 working onsite, installing, integrating and testing, the core Host Broadcast Facilities. Gearhouse’s sister company, HyperActive Broadcast has in addition supplied 14 Avid Media Composer suites along with Avid Interplay servers and storage.
Alongside this, the Gearhouse Broadcast France team have additional responsibility to supply and support all the RF cams needed for the event, which will be the 139th edition of the US Open, and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year.
All the big players are expected to return to New York in a bid to topple last year’s champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka – and to take home their share of the $57.24 million prize money on offer.