NEP Group Acquires NZ Live

NEP announced today its acquisition of New Zealand’s NZ Live, an Auckland-based, independent playout, outside broadcast and studio provider.

Sydney, Austalia

NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technicalproduction partner supporting premier content producers of live sports andentertainment, announced today its acquisition of NewZealand’s NZ Live, an Auckland-based,independent playout, outside broadcast and studio provider. Theacquisition provides NEP entry into the New Zealand broadcastingmarket and strengthens its position as an industry leader in broadcastservices, live events and media solutions. 

NZ Live’s operationprovides 24/7 multi-channel playout, outside broadcasting and studio productionservices to several clients throughout the region,operating four television studios and two outside broadcast mobile units. NZLive will be rebranded as NEP and work closely with the company’s NEP Australiadivision.

“We are excitedto bring the wealth of knowledge of NZ Live’s leadership team and the company’stalented staff into the NEP Worldwide Network,” said Soames Treffry, Presidentof NEP Australia. “This acquisition gives us ready access to the entire NewZealand broadcasting market and an opportunity to work directly with NewZealand’s broadcasters and national sporting organisations. The NZ Live operationscentre, outside broadcasting vehicles, studios and playout facilities aresimply fantastic.” 

NZ Live’s currentowners—Ray Standidge, Tony Parton and Roger Randle—will stay on as part of thebusiness for two years, while Oliver Pitkin continues in his role as GMreporting to Soames Treffry, President of NEP Australia.

“The televisionand media industry is changing rapidly, especially in the areas of liveproduction, remote capture and delivery of sporting, news and entertainmentevents across multiple platforms,” said Ray Standidge, Director, NZ Live. “NewZealand has historically been its own market with distinct ways of doingbusiness. As part of NEP, we enhance our local know-how with immediate accessto the latest international sports broadcasting trends and distribution models.That means we’ll provide clients with a much broader array of services from theworld’s industry leader.

“NEP has thevision, experience and resources to deliver world-class, live sports andprogramming to any New Zealand sporting organisation, broadcaster or rightsholder,” he adds. “It’s a great business and good cultural fit for everyone.”

To learn more about NEP’s solutions and locations visit https://www.nepgroup.com/.

 

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About NEP

For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwideoutsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers oflive sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. Our servicesinclude remote production, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcastsupport, premium playout, post production and innovative software-based mediamanagement solutions. NEP’s 3,000+ employees are driven by a passion forsuperior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we havesupported productions in over 85 countries on all seven continents.

NEP is headquartered in the UnitedStates and has offices in 23 countries.

About NEP Australia

NEP is Australia’s largest and most experiencedoutside broadcast and studio facilities company, providing broadcast infrastructure for major sportand studio productions across the country and internationally. NEP facilitates more than 2,000hours of Australian broadcast television each year, including live sport (NRL, AFL, Cricket,MotoGP, Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix), popular series and drama (My Kitchen Rules, The Voice,Family Feud, The Chase, Australian Ninja Warrior) and live entertainment and event programs(Dancing with the Stars, The Footy Show and the annual Logie awards). The company is alsointernationally recognised for its technical expertise in host broadcasting and major events,managing complex projects including the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2014 G20 Leaders’Summit, and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. NEP Australia is wholly ownedby NEP Group Inc. 

More information is available at https://www.nepgroup.com.au/.

About NZ Live

NZ Live Ltd is New Zealand’s most technologically advanced independentbroadcast services company. Established to provide world class, full HDbroadcast and production services to a wide array of New Zealand, Australianand International clients, we are dedicated to helping our clients succeed.Company details can be found at http://nzlivetv.co.nz/.

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