Just prior to the start of IBC, Telestream acquired UK-based quality control technology developer Vidcheck for an undisclosed amount. Established in 2009, Vidcheck – which will assume the name Telestream UK – develops automated QC systems within file-based production workflows, with technology including its flagship Vidchecker. Its customers include ITV, BBC and CBS.
Telestream said it plans to build on Vidcheck’s business, providing greater reach around the globe and strong sales and market presence. Dan Castles, CEO, Telestream, said: “It is not just some great technology and products that we are acquiring, but also a gifted, talented and passionate team that will reinforce our resources here at Telestream. We look forward to leveraging our combined know-how.”
With the acquisition, Vidcheck CEO Thomas Dove becomes director of technology for QC products. “Telestream is a great home for Vidcheck, technically, commercially and culturally,” said Dove.
“The companies have complementary technologies which will feed into both product ranges, the most obvious being the perfect fit of Vidchecker auto QC with [Telestream’s] Vantage.”