Tektronix Video Merges Into Telestream

Telestream says the move will strengthen video testing, monitoring and file-based quality control within its solution portfolio.

Telestream, a Genstar Capital company, and a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced a partnership with Fortive to integrate Tektronix Video, a global provider of video test, monitoring and quality assurance solutions for the broadcast and digital media markets, into the Telestream business.

Founded in 1946 as part of Tektronix Inc., Tektronix Video is headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., with research and development and engineering facilities in Bangalore, India. The company has sales operations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The terms of the deal were not disclosed as Telestream is privately held, but the transaction results in Genstar Capital partnering with Fortive in a co-ownership arrangement.

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With more than 1,000 customers around the world including 95% of leading broadcasters and network service providers, Tektronix Video’s video test, monitoring and quality assurance solutions help media companies and service providers monitor, analyze and optimize video to gain the critical insight needed to keep viewers engaged on any device, across any network.

The company develops and markets video and audio test solutions for analysis, quality control, service assurance and regulatory compliance supporting a wide range of applications from HD to 4K/UHD, SDI to IP, and linear multicast to OTT ABR networks.

Scott Puopolo will remain CEO of the combined company. Telestream said that one of its “pillars of corporate strategy has been to combine businesses that extend its ability to positively impact the quality of service and quality of experience elements of customer operations.”

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According to Puopolo, “Tektronix Video is just such an entity. However, it is not just about product complementarity. Combining Tektronix Video with Telestream brings more extensive sales reach and a very strong presence in additional countries and markets, as well as extensive channel relationships through which we can sell our entire portfolio.

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“Further, Tektronix Video has industry leading product management and R&D skills which can augment our talent and extend Telestream’s capacity for innovation. Finally, with engineering talent in both Beaverton and Bangalore India, we will benefit from significant additional resources to both innovate and deliver to the needs of our customers.”

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Eli Weiss, managing director of Genstar Capital, added: “Our investment thesis will continue to view Telestream as a growth-oriented platform company for consolidation of innovative software companies in the video technology ecosystem. Our partnership with Fortive will give us even more capacity to pursue further consolidation in the future.”


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