Gravity Media Group (GMG), the owner of worldwide broadcast service companies Gearhouse Broadcast and Hyperactive Broadcast, has acquired sports production company Input Media.
Input Media will retain its branding, current leadership team and staff. Financial details have not been announced.
Gravity Media Group says the deal enables them to offer end-to-end solutions including high-end production and technical facilities and that as Input Media’s fibre and satellite infrastructure means it is able to connect with any facility or venue in the world via IP, GMG can now offer enhanced work flows operational efficiencies to clients.
Input Media’s clients include UEFA, The FA, BBC Sport, ITV Sport, the French Tennis Federation, the International Tennis Federation, Pitch International, Box Nation and Premier League clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
“With many broadcasters and content owners looking to outsource their production and facilities requirements we found we were receiving more and more requests for these end-to-end type services.” said John Newton, chief executive officer at Gravity Media Group.
“When we started to think about servicing these requests we identified Input Media as the ideal partner very early on. They are well respected with a strong track record for excellence and an established leadership already in place who we know very well.”
Input Media founder David Wood, who will remain as chairman, added: “We’ve built the company over the years on a foundation of strong production values and technical expertise, so I’m delighted that we’ve found a partner in Gravity Media Group that shares these beliefs and will help us to continue to grow our business both in the UK and internationally.
“Having been a customer of theirs, I have always been impressed by their innovative and flexible approach, and I am confident that together we can address the increasing need from the sports production industry to provide outsourced all-encompassing seamless end-to-end solutions.”