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May 28, 2024
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Gravity Media, the world leading global provider of live creative production and media services, has appointed Seb Knight as Systems Integration Design Engineer.

With over twenty years’ experience, Seb joins the Systems Integration team led by Paul Sykes, Gravity Media’s Head of Systems Integration.

As a team including Andy Attwell, Systems Integration Proposals Engineer, they have recently successfully built Gravity Media’s brand-new state-of-the-art Production Centre London facility in White City in just under 16 weeks.

The 50,000-square-foot facility features best-in-class technology to support both on-premise and distributed remote production workflows.

Seb is an enthusiastic, engaging, highly motivated, can-do engineer with extensive experience across a broad range of technology disciplines.

Having worked across the majority of aspects of broadcasting working from, in and out of the studio, through distribution lines to the top of the transmitter.

As well as project design proposal, through to acceptance and handover. Seb also holds experience in managing diverse engineering teams in various disciplines.

Prior to joining Gravity Media, Seb worked as Chief Engineer at TBN UK, Senior Broadcast IT Engineer at Qvest Media Ltd and Broadcast Field Engineer at CNN.

Seb began his career in 2003, as a Broadcast Engineer at Service Sound and Vision Corporation where he then went on to work as a Broadcast Engineer at the BBC during the build of New Broadcasting House.

Most recently, Seb worked as a Freelancer Broadcast Engineer where he delivered engineering and project management services to various clients including BT Sport, ITN, CNN, Sky, Discovery Networks and GB News.

Seb was responsible for maintaining a variety of equipment including Avid, EVS Operate and installing remote news installations as well as MCR infrastructure.

In addition, he assisted in the design and build of Greenfield News installations for GB News and developed new OB equipment, workflow and trained a talented operational team.

Seb Knight, Systems Integration Design Engineer says: “The launch of Gravity Media’s Production Centre in White City has been a great project to kick start my career at Gravity Media. Building this brand new facility in just under 16 weeks marked a truly exciting time to join.

“I look forward to continuing working alongside the SI team to create engineering designs and facilities fitted with the latest broadcast technology, housing our client’s productions.”

Paul Sykes, Head of Systems Integration commented: “I am delighted to welcome Seb to the Systems Integration team where Seb has played a key role in launching our state of the art Production Centre in White City.

“The next-generation Production Centre is a creative and technology-leading media hub made up of production, post-production, and live studios. I look forward to continuing working with Seb to provide bespoke facilities for our international clients.”

Gravity Media’s new state-of-the-art facility is based around a fully-fledged 2110 IP media fabric with dedicated master control rooms, six dedicated production control rooms with dedicated audio control rooms, seven flexi control rooms, multiple off-tube commentary booths, two studios, lighting and vision control facilities, flexi desk production spaces, media management and client desking.