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Hungary acquisition for OB SI

Outside broadcast specialist Broadcast Solutions is expanding into studio facilities with the acquisition of Hungarian systems integrator Somos Broadcast Media. The new Broadcast Solutions Hungary will also look after Hungary and Eastern Europe.

“We have worked with Somos for four years, and see more possibilities to grow in Hungary now, especially in broadcast facilities, where Somos has mainly worked. We will also be targeting the studio market more elsewhere in Europe,” said Broadcast Solutions CEO, Stefan Breder, who will also be the CEO of the new company, with Attila Somos becoming general manager, while Kristóf Tóth becomes sales and project director.

Breder has been driving Broadcast Solutions to go beyond being a normal systems integrator that only works to tenders. “We are creating ideas and bringing them to the customer. We see the OB van and ENG vehicle as a product.”

It has done this in OBs with its Streamline vehicles, and is showing a technology demonstration of a new ENG/SNG van at IBC called Hyperflex, which provides Satcom On The Move, being able to transmit and receive from its low profile antenna at up to 200kmh. “We have already delivered such systems in the security market and are now bringing it to broadcast,” he said.