Gearhouse Broadcast USA appoints Jeff Hallman as Director of Sales and Operations

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Written by: Michael Harabin

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 Gravity Media's (as Gearhouse Broadcast) East Coast operations from its Charlotte, NC office as well as be responsible for business growth in the area.

Having operated within the media and entertainment industry for the last 25 years, Jeff has extensive experience in developing turnkey, end to end digital workflow solutions for live content acquisition and delivery across multiple platforms. His most recent role was at CenturyLink where he worked as a senior solutions architect to identify opportunities, interpret media transport service requirements and design solutions for international broadcasters and content owners. He has also held senior roles with Level 3 Communications, Genesis Networks and at OBS for various Summer and Winter Olympic Games. At the 2006 Asian Games in Qatar, Jeff worked as a guarantee engineer for Gearhouse Broadcast.

Michael Harabin, Gearhouse Broadcast USA’s President, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jeff onboard as our Director of Sales and Operations on the East Coast. His expertise in managing relationships and contracts with major sports and entertainment broadcasters, professional teams and international sporting federations will further enhance our customers’ experiences and help us to deliver services to more of the East Coast media market.”

Discussing his appointment, Jeff added: “Joining Gearhouse Broadcast is a logical career progression for me as it has a strong reputation and a commitment to supporting new ways of working, like IP and software based remote production applications. This is an area I’ve focussed on recently and we see it as an opportunity for growth as a company going forward.”

Gravity Media’s operations in Charlotte brings it closer to major broadcasters on the East Coast. Jeff will further ensure Gravity Media  is more accessible for broadcasters and that production clients get the support they need quickly. By basing assets - mobile remote production units, rental equipment and staff - on the East Coast, Gravity Media’s clients will also benefit from more cost-effective productions.

Following extensive investment secured by its parent company Gravity Media from TowerBrook Capital Partners, Gearhouse Broadcast USA has recently introduced three new mobile production units into the North American market; Columbus, its LA-based4K mobile unit, and two multi-purpose mobile production units; Skye andIona that serve the East Coast from Charlotte.

 

GEARHOUSE BROADCAST HAS BECOME GRAVITY MEDIA

On 31 October 2019, the four leading broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment owned by Gravity Media Group started trading under the brand name of ‘Gravity Media’. All Gravity Media companies around the world are making this transition and will now go to market as a single brand with a bold new look and purpose.

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Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites.

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.

Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment. Our 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 & facilitiesproduction & content; and equipment rental & sales.


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