LTN Global Acquires Remote Production And 4K Pioneer DTAGS

LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has bought DTAGS, adding DTAGS’ portfolio of scalable 4K remote production, post-production and transmission workflows for major shows and events.

LTN said: “Together, DTAGS’ and LTN’s expert teams and industry-leading technologies will power large-scale sports, entertainment, political, news, and corporate events. LTN’s next major 4K transmission and production project will be daily live coverage of The French Open from Roland-Garros.”

DTAGS, an early pioneer in 4K remote production and broadcast transmission, has played a role in delivering highly rated live events, including Thursday Night Football and the NFL Draft, as well as innovative solutions, including America’s Got Talent’s virtual audience. Other clients include Fox Sports and DiredTV.

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DTAGS President Mike Burk joins the LTN Global management team. Burk’s accolades include multiple Sports Emmy nominations and the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award for MLB Network Showcase 4K/HD Dualcast.

DTAGS solutions and video equipment rental services will integrate into the LTN production portfolio. The combined offering will provide on-site and remote production solutions, including 4K production and distribution, closed captioning services, standards conversion, advertising insertion and graphics insertion.

“The DTAGS acquisition is the latest initiative in LTN’s continued commitment to providing customers with cutting-edge solutions that enable the ultimate viewer experiences,” said Malik Khan, co-founder and executive chairman, LTN Global. “DTAGS’ track record of flawless delivery, always-on customer service, and innovative solutions to some of the world’s largest media companies aligns with LTN operations and values. I am delighted to welcome Mike Burk and his team to the LTN family.”

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DTAGS will continue to operate out of Tulsa, Okla., and, in 2021, DTAGS’ 4K remote production will migrate to LTN’s state-of-the-art centralized production facility in Kansas City, Mo. Burk will continue to lead DTAGS in addition to LTN’s on-site and remote production services.


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