Gravity Media, a leading global provider of complex live creative production and media services, today confirmed details for the global coverage of this year’s Crankworx Cairns.


Gravity Media Australia will deliver the international broadcast technology and production outcome for Crankworx Cairns, the world’s largest mountain bike festival across 22-26 May.


Coverage of Crankworx Cairns will be delivered across Red Bull TV.


Crankworx, a four-day festival of international mountain biking competitions and races, originated in Whistler in British Columbia and is now Whistler’s largest annual festival. It has evolved into the Crankworx World Tour with festivals in Whistler, Cairns, Innsbruck and Rotorua.


Gravity Media Australia has been the broadcast technology partner for Crankworx Cairns since its successful debut in 2022.


Across five different courses and four days of competition, Gravity Media will access 90 different camera positions, satellite broadcast technology, and 23 cameras including speciality cameras and drones to capture the ultimate experience in mountain biking.


The broadcast undertaking will access Gravity Media Australia’s unique fibre network and speciality cameras solutions, building on the successful coverage of Crankworx Cairns in 2022 and 2023.


Gravity Media Australia’s role with Crankworx Cairns builds on Gravity Media’s long-term partnerships on major cycling events in Australia including Tour Down Under, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Geelong and UCI MTB World Championships in Cairns.


Gravity Media Australia also delivered the broadcast technology and production requirements for the UCI BMX Racing World Cup held in Brisbane earlier this year.


Marcus Doherty, Account Executive, Media Services and Facilities at Gravity Media:


“Crankworx Cairns is a spectacular event.


“The landscape and the scope of Crankworx presents some broadcast challenges requiring innovative technology and production solutions.


“We look forward to creating and delivering the global coverage of Crankworx from tropical north-east Australia.”


Gravity Media Australia


Gravity Media Australia’s acknowledged broadcast technology and production partnerships across major sports in Australia include the Australian Open and the Summer of Tennis, the Melbourne Cup and all major horse racing events in Australia, the Bathurst 1000 and the Repco Supercars Championship, the Bathurst 12 Hour, the ESL Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, the World Athletics Cross Country Championships, the Tour Down Under, Cadel Evans Road Race, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Stawell Gift, the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Adelaide Equestrian Festival, Crankworx Cairns, the UCI MTB World Championships, the UCI BMX Racing World Cup, the FIM World Supercross Championship in Melbourne, the BMX Racing World Cup in Brisbane, a partnership with Cricket Australia for the coverage of multiple cricket competitions in Australia and the delivery of broadcast and production technology requirements for coverage of the rapidly expanding and developing AFLW.


Through its studios, production, post-production, outside broadcast facilities and specialist camera technologies, Gravity Media Australia is currently involved with major production companies, television networks and pay television and streaming platforms in Australia across projects including The Voice, Australian Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Masked Singer, Australia’s Got Talent, Would I Lie to You?, The 1% Club and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.


Gravity Media Australia post-production centre, Gravity House, plays a key role in the production of major international television productions across broadcast, subscription and streaming platforms, as well as movies from the Marvel Universe and projects from multiple US and international studios, and many of Australia’s leading independent film productions.