Gravity Media Group, the owner of worldwide broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast, has acquired 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 forms a key strand in Gravity Media Group’s strategy to bring additional skills, expertise and services into the group. It substantially expands Gearhouse Broadcast’s existing live and near-live broadcast hire business and 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. This deal significantly boosts the range and coverage of our existing live and near-live broadcast services,” said Kevin Moorhouse, managing director of Gearhouse in the UK. “It means customers will benefit from a one-stop global shop for equipment rental, equipment sales, project solutions and systems integration.”
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.
Griffiths said: “It seems like only yesterday that Mike and I and our two wives started Hyperactive from our homes. We are immensely proud of the team who have helped take the company to its market-leading position. And we’re equally delighted to hand on the company to Gravity Media Group, who we know will take it to the next level on a worldwide stage.”