Gravity Media consolidates subsidiaries
November 4, 2019
By Chris Forrester
Gearhouse Broadcasting, Input Media, Hyperactive Broadcast and Chief Entertainment are various operating subsidiaries of Gravity Media Group. They are being brought together under the Gravity Media brand.
London headquartered, Gravity Media is a regular supplier of broadcast facilities to England Rugby, BBC Sport, Sky Sport (in particular for Formula 1 coverage), the Japanese Grand Prix, Cricket Australia, the Shanghai Masters tennis, as well as providing post-production for high-profile shows including I’m A Celebrity, Bachelor in Paradise, and The Island with Bear Grylls.
From November 1st the four leading broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment owned by Gravity Media Group will trade under the brand name of ‘Gravity Media’.
Gravity’s 500 people serve clients across the sport, media, news and entertainment industries from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar. At the centre of Gravity Media lie three broad categories of expertise: media services & facilities; production & content; and equipment rental & sales.
“Combining our forces under one roof will allow us to better use our breadth and scale to offer more end-to-end solutions – driving greater value for our clients,” said a company statement.
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.