Gravity Media has relocated its production centre in Manchester to the city’s ABC Buildings, which is also the home to VERSA studios, BBC, The Farm, Sony, Quay Street Productions, and LS Productions.
According to the company, the move enables it to offer a wide range of new services and will underpin expansion across broadcast and post production markets, building client relationships and creative opportunities outside of London.
Situated on the 4th floor of the ABC building, the 3,000 square foot space can collaborate directly with the Gravity Media’s London production centre, enabling completely decentralised remote production workflows.
It includes three off-tube commentary booths, two Avid Media Composer edit suites connected to the edit core for a full suite of edit services, a dedicated audio control room and two multi-suite, three-tier production galleries designed with the flexibility to integrate next generation cloud-based, GPU-powered workflows including the likes of MAVIS and GVAMPP.
Speaking about the new production centre, Ed Tischler, Gravity Media – MD, EMEA, said: “The expansion into a brand new, cutting-edge production centre is a big moment for Gravity Media. We are immensely proud of the team and the business and are excited about what the space can offer our clients.
“As we plan to attract the next generation of northern broadcasting talent to support our next growth phase, we are focused on ensuring we continue to offer the best support for complex broadcast facilities and production services, wherever it’s needed across the North of England.”
He added: “Our new Gravity Media Manchester base will also be able to support clients with remote production and rental solutions for global broadcasters, production companies and live event organisers. The team can also offer specialist camera solutions, housing the latest Gravity Media innovation cameras trusted by content creators around the world, from handheld wireless cameras and in-sport on-boards, through to POV cameras, RF facilities and helicopter links.
“The Manchester offering will also be able to utilise the Gravity Media’s impressive OB truck, Pictor – the ultra-efficient, multi-functional broadcast vehicle which can fit up to 16 fixed cameras and seat a crew of eight and is designed to support both traditional and remote workflows.”
The new location joins Gravity Media’s current global production centres in London, Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco.