Gearhouse Broadcast appoints Thea Finch as Lead Production Manager

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Watford, UK, 9 July 2019Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has hired Thea Finch as Lead Production Manager. The appointment will see Thea head up the production team to ensure effective day-to-day operational activity, act as key point of contact for clients, and have overall responsibility for all Projects production budgets.

Thea brings over a decade of industry experience in all areas of production, including host broadcast, studio, magazine, highlights, OTT and branded content programming. She joins Gearhouse from DAZN Group where, as Production Manager, she worked on numerous high-profile jobs, including Premiership Rugby. Prior to this Thea worked as a Production Coordinator for the BBC Football League Show at IMG, and Sunset + Vine where she was part of the team that launched BT Sport’s Premier League coverage. Thea’s career started in 2008 at Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports production companies and a fellow subsidiary or Gravity Media Group. There she trained as a Production Coordinator on Input’s long running contracts with Chelsea TV and UEFA.

Of her new role, Thea said: “I’m passionate about delivering top-quality major sports and entertainment productions to the highest standard, so I’m thrilled to be stepping into this role at Gearhouse, known for its work on the likes of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and The X Factor. Having started my production career at Input Media, I’m excited to join another Gravity Media Group company, and look forward to helping them continue to push the boundaries to deliver more efficiencies and greater creative freedom to customers.”

Ed Tischler, Managing Director at Gearhouse Broadcast (UK) said: “The experience in this field that Thea brings to Gearhouse is invaluable. She has a proven track record of delivering complex projects to the highest standard and has the right ‘can do’ attitude to fit in well within the team.”


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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