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SIS Live acquired by NEP

NEP says the acquisition complements its Broadcast Services and Media Solutions businesses

SIS LIVE Limited, a provider of connectivity services and subsidiary of U.K.-based Sports Information Services has been acquired by NEP Group.

No financial details of the deal have been announced.

According to NEP, the acquisition complements its Broadcast Services and Media Solutions businesses, strengthening the company’s support of live sports, broadcast and entertainment clients across the UK, Europe and worldwide. NEP added that the addition provides connectivity capabilities critical to its ability to deliver a full suite of managed services worldwide.

SIS Live is the latest acquisition for NEP which has been relatively active in the market in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the company announced it had acquired robotic camera systems company Fletcher Group. The company has been busy expanding its European footprint, opening offices in Spain and Italy in 2018.

SIS Live has two dedicated network operations centres that provide 24/7 service monitoring and management, 17 antennas across two geographically diverse teleports, over 150 connected venues, a large fibre and satellite hybrid fleet and fully managed services offerings that allow the division to provide global critical connectivity services to millions of viewers worldwide. Their core Anylive fibre network has over 150 access points at major sporting venues, entertainment complexes and other connectivity centres supporting clients such as BBC, ITV, ITN, Sky Sports, SIS, ARC, TRP and Tata.

Following a short transition period, SIS LIVE will become NEP Connect, which will serve clients globally as part of the NEP Worldwide Network and go to market under the NEP brand. SIS LIVE’s current leadership team will continue to run the business under the direction of managing director David Meynell who will report into the NEP UK & Ireland division.