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LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS Posted: 11/11/2019
LAURA PODOLAK WADDELL JOINS GRAVITY MEDIA TO MANAGE ITS NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

 

Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has appointed former Pac-12 Networks Sr. Director, Content Production Laura Podolak Waddell as its new Director, Strategic Partnership Management for North America. Laura joins the team to enhance brand relationships with a focus on an ongoing studio operations project that Gravity Media is overseeing for a major media and technology brand.

After nearly a decade of local news production for radio stations in Colorado and California, Laura became part of Pac-12 Networks’ launch team in 2012. The considerable amount of broadcasting experience she gained during her time there has led her to join Gravity Media where she will bring teams across the country closer together to streamline production processes and improve content output for clients. As Laura emphasises, the role comprises everything that fascinates her about production; “compelling content, a fast-paced environment and all the unique personalities of content creators.”

Laura’s past seven years at Pac-12 Networks were focused on relationship building, enhancing communication across content teams and implementing production best practices. The biggest challenge she’s seen in the broadcasting industry over that time was engaging a young audience, finding out where the younger viewers are consuming content and what sports they’re most interested in watching to entice the next generation of fans. “Nobody can predict exactly where media consumption is going, but what we do know, is that people want to watch engaging content,” she notes.

Tags: Gravity Media | appointment | Gearhouse Broadcast | HyperActive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment
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GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE Posted: 01/11/2019
GRAVITY MEDIA: A BRAND-NEW COMPANY WITH A 30-YEAR PEDIGREE

Gravity Media Group was formed in 2000 to purchase leading broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast which was founded in 1993. In 2015 the group acquired HyperActive Broadcast, a leading international provider of post-production and live workflow solutions for both film and TV which was established in 1985.

In 2016 the group secured substantial investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners and in 2017 it took over leading sports production company Input Media and Australian communications solutions company Stranger Designs. In 2018 Gravity Media bought Germany-based Genesis Broadcast Services to meet the needs of the production markets of Northern Europe and acquired Proshow Broadcast, a leading supplier of mobile production solutions to broadcasters, producers and rights holders throughout North America. In September 2019, Gravity Media acquired Chief Entertainment, a leading Sydney, Australia-based provider of live studio and production services.

Gravity Media worked with Superunion, the leading global brand agency, to develop its new brand strategy and visual identity which is now being rolled out across the business world-wide.

John Newton, CEO at Gravity Media, commented:

“At Gravity Media we are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

“We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites. Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of four well known broadcast and production houses: Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment.

“We are confident that this change and our new modern branding will make it easier for our clients to recognise Gravity Media as the leading provider of live broadcast facilities and production services.”

 

Tags: broadcast | production | sport | media | news | entertainment | Gearhouse Broadcast | Hyperactive Broadcast | Input Media | Chief Entertainment | Gravity Media
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Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects Posted: 04/07/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed John Williams as Head of Projects. In his new role, John will oversee the technical and commercial performance of the Projects department and make a strategic contribution to overall business growth.

Tags: Gearhouse Broadcast | appointment | technology | broadcast
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Gearhouse Broadcast USA completes 1850th REMI production Posted: 03/06/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast USA completes 1850th REMI production

Gearhouse Broadcast USA, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has successfully completed its 1850th multi-camera, remote integration (REMI) production. The milestone was passed at the close of the 2019 US collegiate sports season, when the Washington Huskies took on the University of California Bears in the Pac-12 Baseball and cements Gearhouse’s position as a leader in delivering ‘At Home’ centralized productions.

Tags: remote production | broadcast | Gearhouse Broadcast | Gravity Media | outside broadcast
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Whisper Films flies away with Gearhouse Broadcast to deliver comprehensive Formula 1 highlights for Channel 4 Posted: 30/04/2019
Whisper Films flies away with Gearhouse Broadcast to deliver comprehensive Formula 1 and trade; highlights for Channel 4

Looking for the most efficient way to deliver consistently high quality highlights packages to Channel 4 from all 21 grand prix of the 2019 Formula 1™ World Championship, Whisper Films has turned to Gearhouse Broadcast. In response, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of broadcast technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has deployed a bespoke flyaway solution that is lightweight, easy to ship and quick to rig.

Tags: Gearhouse | Whisper Films | Channel 4 | flyaway | broadcast
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Barry Revels appointed Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group Posted: 10/01/2019
Barry Revels appointed Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group

Gravity Media Group (GMG), the owner of worldwide production and broadcast services specialists Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, has appointed Barry Revels as its Business Development Director. Based at its Watford, UK, headquarters, Barry will spend much of his time on the road, meeting with customers and assessing new markets that could benefit from Gravity Media’s wide range of innovative production services.

Tags: Gravity Media Group | Gearhouse | Appointment | Barry Revels | LAWO
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Input Media win BBC Coverage of the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup Posted: 05/12/2018
Input Media win BBC Coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women and rsquo;s World Cup

The BBC has appointed London-based sports independent Input Media to produce coverage of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France. Input Media will produce live programming for broadcast on the BBC’s network TV channels, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. The tournament runs from 07 June to 07 July 2019.

Tags: BBC | Gearhouse | FIFA | Women\'s World Cup
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Grass Valley and Gearhouse Help Make History With Australias First 4K UHD Live Broadcast Posted: 31/10/2018
Grass Valley and Gearhouse Help Make History With Australias First 4K UHD Live Broadcast

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Gearhouse Broadcast partnered to deliver Australia’s first 4K UHD live broadcast. All six hours of 4K UHD content from the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for supercars – the country’s annual, premier touring car event – were broadcast live without any advertising breaks.

Tags: Grass Vally | Gearhouse | Bathurst
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Gearhouse Broadcast USA appoints Jeff Hallman as Director of Sales and Operations Posted: 05/09/2018
Gearhouse Broadcast USA appoints Jeff Hallman as Director of Sales and Operations
Gearhouse Broadcast USA, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed Jeff Hallman as its Director of Sales and Operations, East Coast. The respected advanced broadcast media system design specialist will oversee Gearhouse’s East Coast operations from its Charlotte, NC office as well as be responsible for business growth in the area.
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Gearhouse Broadcast further increases 4K focus with Canon and Fujinon lens investment Posted: 29/08/2018
Gearhouse Broadcast further increases 4K focus with Canon and Fujinon lens investment
Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has continued its commitment to UHD productions by placing sizeable orders with both Canon and Fujinon for their latest 4K studio/field and ENG lenses. These substantial deals mean that over half of Gearhouse’s global stock of large box lenses is now 4K, making the acquisition of 4K/UHD content easier than ever.
Tags: Gearhouse | 4K | Investment | IBC2018 | UHD
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Gearhouse Broadcast and Spidercam to present new SC-Light suspended camera system at IBC2018 Posted: 20/08/2018
Gearhouse Broadcast and Spidercam to present new SC-Light suspended camera system at IBC2018
Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has partnered with Spidercam to bring its new SC-Light solution to IBC2018. Located on the Gearhouse stand (10.B39), the suspended camera system designed to work in smaller venues like TV studios or indoor sports arenas will be in action throughout the show. This is part of Gearhouse’s continued commitment to working with the latest production technologies, in order to deliver maximum value to its customers.
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Gravity Media expands into APAC with appointment of Masa Kato in key business development role Posted: 19/04/2018
Gravity Media expands into APAC with appointment of Masa Kato in key business development role
Gravity Media Group, the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has appointed Masahiko (Masa) Kata as its director of business development for the APAC region. He will be based in Tokyo, Japan. This is a new role that has been created to help bring Gravity Media’s extensive range of services and innovative approach to live and as live production to the Asia-Pacific market. Masa joins from Hitachi Kokusai Electronic, where he has worked since 1981 and was most recently corporate officer and general manager of its Video and Communications Systems Business Unit, where responsibilities included overseeing its global sales strategy.
Tags: Gearhouse | Appointment | Gravity Media Group | GMG
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Spidercam GmbH and Gravity Media Group announce strategic partnership in North America Posted: 11/04/2018
Spidercam GmbH and Gravity Media Group announce strategic partnership in North America

Spidercam, the world leading cable camera system owner and Gravity Media Group, the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, have today announced a new strategic partnership to accelerate growth in the adoption, service and support of the Spidercam system in the USA and Canada. This agreement, which was finalised at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, builds upon the existing successful strategic partnership in Australia and New Zealand that has been in existence since 2015.

Tags: Partnership | Gearhouse | Gravity | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Gravity Media Group continues its global growth with acquisition of Genesis Broadcast Services Posted: 20/03/2018
Gravity Media Group continues its global growth with acquisition of Germany and rsquo;s Genesis Broadcast Services

Gravity Media Group (GMG), the global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services, has acquired German broadcast equipment rental house, Genesis Broadcast Services. This acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic moves by GMG, the owner of Gearhouse Broadcast. It follows the acquisitions of Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, and significant investment into its own existing American operation. As part of the deal, Genesis Broadcast Services will be rebranded as Gearhouse Broadcast Germany, supplementing existing Gearhouse offices in the UK, Australia, USA, France and Qatar.

Tags: Gearhouse | Genesis | Acquisition
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Pac-12 Network and rsquo;s Michael Harabin appointed president of Gearhouse Broadcast USA Posted: 23/02/2018
Pac-12 Network and rsquo;s Michael Harabin appointed president of Gearhouse Broadcast USA

Gearhouse Broadcast USA, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has appointed Michael Harabin as its president. Harabin joins from Pac-12 Networks, where he has worked for the past six years, most recently as VP Production Operations. He will oversee Gearhouse Broadcast’s North American operation, which has been the focus of heavy investment over the past year, after parent company Gravity Media Group (GMG) received substantial funding from TowerBrook Capital Partners in September 2016. This has already resulted in the launch of three mobile broadcast and production units and several senior hires in the region.

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