Gravity Media Group Acquires Hyperactive Broadcast

Watford, UK-based Gravity Media Group, owner of global broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast, has acquired the assets of Hyperactive Broadcast Limited, a UK-based provider of products and services for the outside broadcast, long-form television and feature film markets.

The Hyperactive acquisition not only substantially expands Gearhouse Broadcast’s existing live and near-live broadcast hire business but also adds a non-linear editing and post production focus for the long-form TV and feature film markets.

“With Hyperactive, we gain a highly respected service provider with a very loyal customer base,” said Kevin Moorhouse, managing director of Gearhouse in the UK. “This deal significantly boosts the range and coverage of our existing live and near-live broadcast services.”

Hyperactive owners, Mike Jopp and Bob Griffiths, started the business over 30 years ago and are taking a well-earned retirement. They are leaving the business with a strong senior management team in James Gander and Roger Wedlake, who will continue to lead the business under Gravity Media Group’s new ownership.

John Newton, Gravity Media Group founder and CEO.

John Newton, Gravity Media Group founder and CEO.

John Newton, Gravity Media Group founder and CEO, said, “Gravity Media Group operates around the world and works with Hyperactive and similar companies to deliver best-in-class equipment, people and projects to our customers. By bringing more of these skills in house, we will significantly enhance our proposition. Historically Hyperactive has focused mainly on the UK, so they’ll benefit from our scale, international experience and large inventory to support their existing UK customers. It’s a win-win deal for everyone.”

Gravity Media Group said it would retain the Hyperactive brand. It plans to open up in new locations around the world, including Sydney, the Middle East and Los Angeles, with a focus on post-production equipment and services.

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