Currie will lead technical strategy for group companies Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media
Gravity Media Group (GMG) has appointed John Currie as head of technology for its production and broadcast services companies, Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media.
Currie joins GMG 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 broadcast systems and infrastructure for systems on-premise, cloud and hybrid for live, post and playout customers.
Before that, Currie was a 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.
In his new role, Currie will be responsible for the research and implementation of technology for the group and will assist in the development of technical strategies
Currie said: “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: “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.”