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Edward Dowdall

Team Stories
1. What is your favourite part / proudest moment at Gravity Media?

Tough decision but I’d have to split it into two; one part is most certainly upon joining whereby I quickly understood the sheer impressive growth the business has grown into both talent-wise but also in terms of the impressive nature, size of projects & also the wide depth of clients across all parts of the world + TV & Entertainment industries. Delivering the FIFA WC Draw here in Doha is another, delivering five projects for such rewarding clients at such a high-profile event has whet the appetite ahead of the Finals this November.

2. What motivates you at work?

It’s a combination of factors to be honest. First & foremost, the opportunity to be in the heart of delivering high-profile productions alongside highly engaging & knowledgeable people from all over the world who have complementary skills & advice to absorb from is enough to motivate. The variation of projects & locations including the ongoing feasibility of delivering signals as a remote v hybrid v on-site model brings extra motivation to absorb how different productions, sports + people operate which again offers a learned experience. Moving to the Middle-East has challenged me in so many ways that it brings additional motivation to adapt to the local business environment & succeed.

3. A tip for someone starting out in the broadcast / tech industry?

Be yourself, engage with an open mind with everyone you interact with & constantly ask questions absorbing the best learned experiences whilst reflecting on parts you may have done differently. Communication skills can never be under-estimated especially in the global, inter-connected world we live.

4. Favourite sport / team / film / tv programme?

Aston Villa + the PSA (Squash) World Tour take up a part of my free time, for better or for worse!

5. What makes great live TV?

Content that intrigues the mind, that brings you alive + excites you to try or do something different! Future mainstream VR & AR technologies including use within the ‘Metaverse’ will also widen the experiences you can explore that is content or TV-related.