Gravity Media Group appoints John Currie as Head of Technology
John joins Gravity Media Group from Magenta Broadcast, a specialist systems integrator, that he co-founded in 2015 as Technical Director. In this role, he specialised in the design and delivery of cutting-edge broadcast systems and infrastructure for systems on-premise, cloud and hybrid for live, post and playout customers. Prior to that, John was a trusted server engineer at Gearhouse Broadcast, focussing on large server systems and tapeless workflows that were used for international flyaway outside broadcasts and long format events. He started his career within the broadcast industry as a runner at 021 Television.
Discussing his appointment, John said: “I spent six exciting years at Gearhouse Broadcast earlier on in my career, where I experienced first-hand the business’s appetite for using the latest technology, so it’s great to return to Gravity Media in this strategic role. These are exciting times for the group, with impressive headway already made in the deployment of remote production, IP-based workflows and high-resolution formats, and I look forward to pushing these boundaries further.”
Peter Newton, Technical & Operations Director at Gravity Media Group commented: “During his time with us, John repeatedly demonstrated a detailed knowledge and understanding of the latest technology and how it could be used to enable to deliver an even better service to our customers. As our businesses continue to expand around the world, it’s important that we have both a focussed and dynamic technical strategy, and in John, we have the perfect person to do this.”
About Gravity Media Group
Gravity Media Group was formed in 2000 as a holding company, and owns, operates and acquires businesses serving the live production sector globally.
Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of broadcast services and specialises in broadcast equipment rental, project solutions and systems integration. Operating globally from its offices in the UK, US, Australia, France and Qatar, the company offers huge experience and a proven track record in delivering major sporting and entertainment events.
Hyperactive Broadcast was founded over 30 years ago and is a leading service provider to the broadcast, television and feature film market, supplying people and equipment to support the non-linear editing and broadcast hire needs of its customers. In 2015, it worked on projects as varied as the Grand National and the French Open Tennis to Springwatch and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Input Media is one of Europe’s premier sports production companies, with blue-chip clients around the world. We employ a talented team of producers, directors and editors who are dedicated to producing creative and engaging programming and digital content for a wide variety of clients.