Supercars Media and Gravity Media have confirmed a broadcast and technology partnership to deliver coverage of this year’s Repco Supercars Championship across Australia and multiple international territories.
As part of the partnership, the two companies are accessing specialist and in-car camera technologies designed and developed by Gravity Media Australia.
This is the eleventh year for Gravity Media Australia’s broadcast facilities and technology collaboration with Supercars Media which produces the global and Australian television coverage of the Repco Supercars Championship.
In the inaugural season of the new Gen3 era, the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will be contested over 12 rounds.
The Gen3 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro will first race on the streets of Newcastle on March 10-12. The Repco Bathurst 1000 in October will mark the 60th anniversary of the Great Race at Mount Panorama.
The season will end on the streets of Adelaide on November 23-26.
This year, Gravity Media and Supercars Media will criss-cross Australia travelling more than 40,000 kilometres to deliver more than 370 hours of coverage across the 12 rounds of the Championship on FOX Sports, Kayo, the Seven Network and 7plus as well as various international broadcast platforms including Sky Sport NZ.
For the opening round in this year’s Championship, the Thrifty Newcastle 500, Gravity Media and Supercars Media will deploy a total of 173 television cameras on track, in the pits and in cars, and access state of the art high definition outside broadcast trucks, 20 kilometres of broadcast cable and new cloud-based broadcast technologies.
Of the 173 cameras covering the event, 140 are Gravity Media Australia’s internationally recognised in-car speciality cameras installed in Supercars and other support racing categories for the Thrifty Newcastle 500.
Each of the 25 Supercars include four Gravity Media Australia speciality cameras.
In addition to its partnership with Supercars Media, Gravity Media also provides the technology and systems for Supercars’ team radios, along with 32 channels of isolated camera coverage for the Gravity Media Australia developed and bespoke Gravity Review System, used by the motorsports judiciary and race control in the management of every on-track moment in the Repco Supercars Championship.
David Tunnicliffe, Head of Broadcast at Supercars, expressed his delight at partnering with Gravity Media once again for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, stating: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Gravity Media for the eleventh year running, to deliver world-class coverage of the Repco Supercars Championship to audiences in Australia and around the world.
“Their specialist and in-car camera technologies, combined with their expertise in complex live creative production and media services, will ensure that fans have access to more than 370 hours of all-screens coverage across the 12 rounds of the Championship.
“We look forward to working with the Gravity Media team to bring the excitement of the Gen3 era to viewers everywhere.”
Ben Madgwick, Director, Media Services and Facilities at Gravity Media Australia, said: “Gravity Media Australia takes great pride in its partnership with Supercars Media.
“It is an extraordinary logistical and technological undertaking as we capture every moment of the Championship and we look forward to once again delivering the broadcast and technology solutions for Supercars Media.
“Supercars’ drive for excellence and development across all aspects of the Championship inspires all of us at Gravity Media Australia.
“We continue to refine and develop our broadcast technologies, working closely with Supercars Media to create and deliver an internationally acknowledged coverage of one of the world’s leading motorsports championships.
“We are pleased to be the technical partner for Supercars Media.”