Gearhouse Boosts Australian Footprint with OSB Acquisition
Gearhouse Broadcast (GHB) has announced the acquisition of the trade and assets of On Site Broadcasting and Broadcast Rentals (OSB), both part of the Prime Media Group Ltd slate of companies.
The combined entity will serve some of the largest broadcasters and leading production companies in Australia. GHB will add three new HD OB trucks to the fleet alongside substantial investment in the latest supporting technology including 3D and tapeless workflow. The enlarged company will now offer one of the largest and most modern fleets in Australia with facilities suited for large production requirements or smaller scale economy focused solutions.
“The combination of the two highly regarded teams at GHB and OSB together with a substantial investment program will enable the enlarged business to offer unrivalled expertise and technology solutions to our customers,” says Graham Elliot, newly appointed CEO of the new entity.
GHB provides facilities and crew for a range of Australian productions including the Australian Open Tennis, the Melbourne Cup, AFL, Drag Racing, Red Bull Air Racing, Top Gear, concerts, and reality programs. OSB, formerly a wholly owned business of Prime, provides OB services primarily to Fox Sports in respect of the A League and the Super 15 competitions as well as studio facilities.