Industry stalwart Andy Liell strikes out with new boutique rental company.

Gameday Hire is a new, Sydney based facilities rental company specialising in live streaming and remote production and connectivity solutions. A joint venture between well-known industry professionals Andy Liell and Christopher Dredge, the company is focussed on the highest quality equipment rental solutions, coupled with in depth knowledge, advice and unparalleled support. Gameday Hire is particularly focussed on the second and third tier sports market and have already provided facilities for a number of events in this space.

Andy Liell has a long pedigree in the production and rental industry in Australia. As State Manager of Videocraft Sydney and Canberra offices for over 12 years, he has intimate knowledge of the production equipment rentals landscape. Andy was also instrumental in establishing their Outside Broadcast business with many high-profile broadcast events under his belt, including major TV productions, live music coverage, sports and corporate events. Later, Andy established a Post Production rentals business for Gravity media, servicing clients like ITV, Warner Bros, Playmaker and Endemol Shine. 

Chris’s heritage lies in transmission, but with a particular focus on live streaming and remote connectivity, which he has been involved in since the very beginning. Chris is also well known for his extensive knowledge of LiveU bonded cellular solutions and has recently developed satellite-based remote data connectivity solutions. Both Chris and Andy have a strong focus on building long-term customer relationships and providing the highest level of customer support.

Gameday Hire’s offerings include:

  • Turnkey, Multi-camera streaming solutions from compact desktop based options, to a full 32 input, IP based OB trailer, Gameday Hire can cater for any event big or small.
  • LiveU bonded cellular rentals from simple single channel LiveU Solo’s, up to 4 channel systems and beyond.
  • Satellite data connectivity and streaming solutions for extremely remote locations
  • Cameras, Audio, vision switching, recording and processing, audio, lighting and other associated bits and pieces
  • Technical and operational crew supply

Andy Liell said “Gameday Hire has a first-class inventory of equipment, hand-picked to service the live streaming, sports and production markets. The technology keeps evolving and bringing broadcast quality images and audio into the reach of every level of production. Our job is to understand these technologies, combine them into integrated solutions and rigorously test them then offer them as appropriate for your production. We only offer technology that we have used ourselves, so we know it will work.”

Chris Dredge said “It’s exciting to be able to bring together our combined wealth of experience, with the very best equipment solutions into Gameday Hire. Time after time we encounter clients who know what they want, but struggle to find a rental provider with the knowledge to bring their dream to reality. Gameday Hire is here to fill that gap.”


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