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Caledonia Investments acquires Cooke Optics

Cooke Optics announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by Caledonia Investments plc, a self-managed investment trust. The current Cooke Optics management team, including Les Zellan (Chairman), Robert Howard (Chief Executive Officer) and Alan Merrills (Chief Operating Officer), remain in place, and day-to-day activities at the Leicester-based company will continue unchanged. [Read more]


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NEP acquires Big Picture

NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, has acquired Big Picture in Australia and New Zealand. Headquartered in Sydney with additional operations in Auckland, Big Picture is a leading supplier of video production and equipment for concert tours, music festivals, broadcast, corporate and special events. [Read more]



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MediaKind takes over Ericsson Media Solutions business

As a result of One Equity Partners majority stake acquisition of Ericsson´s Media Solutions unit the new brand MediaKind now will represent this business across the globe. The new company wants be the first choice for service providers, operators, content owners and broadcasters looking to create and deliver immersive media experiences for everyone, everywhere. MediaKind will introduce oneself at the IBC 2018. [Read more]


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Soul Movie chooses Grass Valley live production solutions

The Rome based production and post-production house Soul Movie, working together with system integrator Professional Show, has equipped two of its OB vans with Grass Valley LDX 86N WorldCam cameras and XCU Universe XF base stations. The new equipment will be deployed for live events, concerts and various sporting events. [Read more]



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Trickbox TV acquires Echo Eight live streaming businesss

Trickbox TV, a supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, webcasting and live events, has acquired the live streaming arm of UK streaming and IT services company, Echo Eight. The company has also appointed its Director, James O’Farrell as Trickbox TV Head of Live Video. [Read more]


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Global Distribution acquires Simply

Global Distribution announced the acquisition of assets of Symply, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance storage solutions for collaborative workflows. Symply products offer a enterprise-class five nines reliability storage and StorNext file system, which support clients running on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms. [Read more]



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StarTimes China invests in PlayBox Neo

PlayBox Technology announces the completion of a new television playout system at the Beijing headquarters of StarTimes, a Chinese digital broadcast service provider. The system comprises 12 fully redundant AirBox Neo IP streaming channels in a 6 + 6 dual channel configurations to provide full 1:1 backup protection. [Read more]


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Mediacorp selects Skyline Communications’ DataMiner

Skyline Communications, provider of end-to-end multi-vendor network management solutions, deploys its DataMiner platform at Mediacorp, broadcaster and digital TV transmission network operator from Singapore. [Read more]