NEP Group Acquires SIS LIVE

NEP Group Acquires SIS LIVE

London

|

October 9, 2018

NEP Group, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today its acquisition of SIS LIVE Limited, a leading provider of connectivity services and a subsidiary of UK-based Sports Information Services (“SIS”). The acquisition complements NEP’s Broadcast Services and Media Solutions businesses, strengthening the company’s support of live sports, broadcast and entertainment clients across the UK, Europe and worldwide. The addition is also consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to grow its Media Solutions segment, and connectivity capabilities are critical to NEP delivering a full suite of managed services that enable NEP’s clients to make, manage and show the world their content.

“We are excited to bring the wealth of knowledge of SIS LIVE’s leadership team and the company’s talented staff into the NEP Worldwide Network,” said Stephen Jenkins, President of NEP UK & Ireland. “With SIS LIVE, NEP will be able to offer additional and enhanced connectivity capabilities critical to delivering the best managed service and solutions to our clients. And, it’s a great fit culturally for both of our companies. A win for clients and our teams all around.”

With two dedicated network operations centres providing 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, SIS LIVE is a leading provider of global critical connectivity services delivering content 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 David Meynell, Managing Director, who will report into the NEP UK & Ireland division.

“We have worked with NEP for a number of years and have been impressed by their technical innovation and consistent, superior service to their clients,” said David Meynell, Managing Director of SIS LIVE. “I’m extremely proud of all we’ve accomplished at SIS LIVE and pleased that combining talents and resources with a company like NEP will take our business to the next level.”

SIS CEO Richard Ames added: “It was immediately apparent during the sale process that NEP Group has significant opportunity to grow its Media Solutions segment, and SIS LIVE has the infrastructure, people and services that support that strategic objective. We look forward to continuing to work with SIS LIVE as a long-term supply partner.”

To learn more about NEP and its solutions, visit https://www.nepgroup.com. To learn more about SIS LIVE’s connectivity services, visit https://www.sislive.tv.

Contact

For media inquiries, contact NEP's global marketing and communications team:
Susan Matis or Jordan Conigliaro

PRESS@NEPGROUP.COM

About NEP

We bring content to life.

You have a vision. We see it, too. With a worldwide network of experts and cutting-edge technology, our unique Global Production Ecosystem empowers content creators and rightsholders to tell stories in breakthrough ways. We're built on 35 years of trusted experience across broadcast, live event, and virtual production to deliver the solutions you need—anytime, anywhere.

Headquartered in the United States, NEP has operations in 25 countries with over 5,000 employees. Together, we have supported productions in over 100countries on all seven continents, and we’re still growing.

Learn how we are helping clients bring their content to life at nepgroup.com.

Recent News

September 20, 2022

NEP Group’s Marc Segar named SMPTE Fellow

|

Marc Segar, Director of NEP Global Technology, has been named an SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) Fellow, an industry achievement.

read more

September 9, 2022

Austrian Bundesliga sets course for future with NEP Mediabank

Zurich, Switzerland

|

NEP Switzerland’s digital archiving solution to support league with world-class content management platform

read more

September 6, 2022

NEP Group debuting new IP live event network tool at IBC Show 2022

PITTSBURGH

|

The TFC Flow product launch, along with NEP’s proprietary technology demos and expert speakers, highlights NEP’s 2022 show appearance.

read more

September 1, 2022

Martin Stewart Named NEP Group CFO

PITTSBURGH

|

Martin Stewart has joined the company as NEP’s Chief Financial Officer. Stewart will oversee all financial strategy and actions for the company across NEP’s three business segments: Broadcast Services, Live Events and Virtual Studios.

read more