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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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Mola TV chooses Input Media to produce its English Premier League football show Posted: 12/09/2019
Indonesia and rsquo;s Mola TV chooses Input Media to produce its English Premier League football show

London-based sports independent Input Media is to produce a new studio show for Indonesian broadcaster Mola TV who have acquired the English Premier League rights for their territory. Gravity Media-owned Input Media will produce their studio wrap-around show around a selection of live games throughout the Premier League season.

Tags: Input Media | Indonesia | broadcast | Mola TV | Premier League | Gravity Media | live games | live event | video | live | UHD
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New digital clips service generates 46 million online views, while 32 live broadcast feeds are delivered worldwide Posted: 10/01/2019
New digital clips service generates 46 million online views, while 32 live broadcast feeds are delivered worldwide

London-based sports production specialists Input Media captured and delivered complete coverage of The Emirates FA Cup third round for the first time, with all 32 matches made available as world feeds for The FA’s international rights-holders and a new digital clips service racking up 46 million views on social media.

Tags: Input Media | Gravity Media | Group | FA Cup
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Input Media Chooses Two Powerful Technologies For Its Upgraded Voiceover Suites Posted: 07/12/2015
Input Media Chooses Two Powerful Technologies For Its Upgraded Voiceover Suites

Input Media, one of Europes leading sports television production companies, has made Junger Audio's D*AP4 VAP Edition voice processors a central feature of its voiceover studios in West London.

Tags: Input Media | Junger Audio | Axon Digital Design | Cerebrum Monitoring & Control | D*AP4 VAP Edition Voice Processor | UEFA | BBC | FA | Nick Symes
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Input Media Selects Snells Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 for Expansion of Live Production Facilities Posted: 19/12/2012
Input Media Selects Snells Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 for Expansion of Live Production Facilities
Snell today announced that Input Media, one of Europe's leading sports production companies, is using a new Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher and Sirius 830 router with AHP (advanced hybrid processing) to deliver live production of sports programming across multiple studio galleries. The Snell systems, supplied and integrated by Gearhouse Broadcast, give Input Media the flexibility to leverage existing resources within the company's London Production Centre to run a greater number of productions more efficiently and cost-effectively. With built-in support for 1080p supplied as standard, Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 also expand Input Media's current and future HD capabilities.
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Marquis Project Parking Scores for Input Media Posted: 26/06/2012
Marquis Project Parking Scores for Input Media

Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced Input Media, one of Europes leading sports production companies, has selected Project Parking for a data migration project at its West London, state-of-the-art broadcast and production centre.   Input Media which produces programming for the likes of UEFA, The FA, The French Tennis Federation and the BBC, has used Marquis Project Parking archive and restore solution to migrate long-term content onto its new Unity ISIS system.

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Input Media | Project Parking | Avid | ISIS | BBC | sport broadcast | archive
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Input Media outfits new facility with Eclipse Omega Intercom Posted: 23/07/2010
clearcom Clear-Com®, a global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that Input Media, the well-known UK sports production company and longtime Clear-Com customer, has installed a Clear-Com Eclipse Omega digital matrix intercom system at its London production centre. Input Media chose the 96-port Eclipse Omega frame to expand  intercom communications to virtually all areas of its 24/7 operation, providing a substantially streamlined production workflow with room for expansion as communications needs increase.
Tags: Input Media | Eclipse Omega | Intercom | clrear-com | communication | voice
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