Gearhouse Broadcast USA has moved its Los Angeles operation to new digs, expanding into a 34,300-square-foot facility in Van Nuys, CA.
The broadcast services firm, which provides equipment rentals and systems integration, operates a fleet of mobile units out of both L.A. and Charlotte, NC, designed for at-home production of sports and special events. That means a smaller staff and less equipment are required on the road and at the event venue, since switching, mixing, graphics, replays and show production are all handled at a home broadcast center.
In June, Gearhouse said it had completed 1,850 at-home productions, including Olympic sports alongside college football games for The PAC-12 Networks and ESPN.
The facility move in Los Angeles is part of a push to expand operations across North America, Gearhouse said, noting that the initiative also includes the company’s acquisition in 2018 of Proshow Broadcast and its introduction of three new mobile production units.
“With our business in North America expanding and gaining real momentum, the time is right to upgrade our L.A. base and expand our presence in the area,” said Gearhouse Broadcast USA President Michael Harabin in a prepared statement. “This new facility will enable us to efficiently scale our L.A. operation and support our ever-increasing customer base with the mobile production units and facilities, rental gear, managed services and crew they need to capture and distribute high-quality content.”