CP Communications has acquired the assets of SportsCam, the creator of a wide range of wireless and robotic camera products for live sports production.
SportsCam produces wearable Cloud-connected wireless cameras, which capture close-up sports action from varied points of view. Their products have been used in hockey and boxing broadcasts, as well as by remote newsgathering teams.
CP Communications said the acquisition expands its range of wired, wireless and cellular content acquisition and streaming systems for its Red House Streaming brand.
“SportsCam has developed an impressive product family that allow our customers to capture and stream live events as they happen, and deliver secure, encrypted streams back to a studio or command and control centre,” said CP Communications’ CEO Kurt Heitmann. “We have long used these products in sports production, and we can now apply the operational efficiencies and benefits to a broader range of acquisition and streaming applications under our Red House Streaming brand. We are excited to bring a proven broadcast-quality technology to markets that today often use consumer technology to record and backhaul live video to central locations.”
Financial details of the deal have not been revealed.