Gearhouse Broadcast appoints John Williams as Head of Projects

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~ Sports production engineering expert to oversee department’s technical and commercial performance and growth ~

Watford, UK, 2 July 2019 – 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.


John brings 20 years of industry experience to the role and joins Gearhouse from Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports production companies and a fellow subsidiary or Gravity Media Group. As Director of Technical Operations at Input Media, he played an integral part in delivering major productions, including the FA Cup and the French Open. Prior to that, John was Head of Production Technology and Technical Coordinator, having progressed in the company from his first engineering role as a VTR operator in 2001. His broadcast career began as a runner in the West End in 1999.


Of his new role, John said: “I have worked closely with Gearhouse for several years to deliver major sports productions with Input Media, so I’m thrilled to be taking on this role in the company. Gearhouse is growing rapidly alongside an industry that is evolving faster than ever before, and I’m looking forward to being hands-on in delivering world-class projects and further establishing us as an industry leader.”


Ed Tischler, Managing Director at Gearhouse Broadcast UK said: “John brings a wealth of technical, commercial and leadership expertise to this role, so will be central to driving operational and business growth within our Projects team. As we continue to expand our services globally, it’s crucial that we have someone who can lead the Projects strategy and continue to deliver productions of the highest quality to our clients. John is just the person to do this.”


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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