O21 Television has reached an agreement with Omni TV, part of the Barcud Derwen group, to form a long term business alliance. The new deal will see both partners work closely together on other outside broadcast events with cross support during busy production periods.
As a result of Omni's new major contract with BBC Wales to provide outside broadcast facilities across sport and general production output, O21 Television have been selected to assist in fulfilling the extensive outside broadcast requirements and will provide a newly refurbished outside broadcast truck, Unit 2, to Omni TV on a long term rental basis.
Warren Newbert, O21 television director, said: "Omni TV is a growing and ambitious company and we recognise the need for strong partnerships in this market place. Omni represent a high calibre of staff and an expanding and quality OB fleet."
Tony Cahalane, Omni TV's manager of OBs said: "O21 is one of the Europe's leading OB companies and we are delighted to partner such a formidable company both in terms of size and capability of the fleet and their experienced crew."
Both companies have made recent investments in their fleets with O21 launching two new high definition trucks this year with another one currently in production and Omni TV launch a new high definition truck in October.