NEP Group has acquired Outside Broadcast NV and RecordLab TV and Media. This transaction brings the European provider of solutions for outside broadcast, studio production, ENG, news crews and post production into NEP’s worldwide network of brands.
NEP is a provider of outsourced solutions to the broadcast and live event industries, offering technical services for outside broadcast, studio production, video display, host broadcasting and post production. Headquartered in the United States, NEP has offices in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Dubai and Australia.
“Outside Broadcast has a fantastic reputation in Europe. I am excited for managing director Timo Koch and his entire team to join the NEP worldwide network,” said NEP’s CEO, Kevin Rabbitt (pictured). “This deal will greatly expand NEP’s presence in Europe, including Germany – which we view as a very important market – and offer a great opportunity for us to work with Timo to continue to grow Outside Broadcast as part of NEP.”
Outside Broadcast offers studio production through its Insight Studios and ENG, news crews and post production through Mediasense. Based in Belgium, Outside Broadcast services clients across the European broadcast and corporate industries. Based in Germany, RecordLab provides outside broadcast solutions for the sports and entertainment industries.
“We are thrilled to become part of NEP. Their worldwide presence and outstanding depth of resources will give us a tremendous platform to continue our growth in Europe,” said Outside Broadcast managing director, Timo Koch. “I am excited to explore the opportunities that this will offer to our staff and our clients, both from Outside Broadcast and RecordLab.”
With Mediatec, Outside Broadcast and RecordLab now part of NEP, the company offers over 110 HD outside broadcast units; HD flypacks, satellite uplink trucks; smaller camera systems and other audio visual packages; specialty and wireless cameras; post production facilities in Dublin, Oslo, Helsinki, Zurich, Munich and Leuven (Rotselaar); studio facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Oslo, Helsinki and Brussels (Londerzeel); thousands of plasma, LED, and projection video display solutions; a fleet of mobile LED trucks across North America and Europe; as well as a team of engineers and technical experts.