Accedo Acquires Easel TV, Accelerates OTT Product Offering

Global video solutions provider Accedo has acquired Easel TV, a U.K.-based provider of advanced streaming technology and digital media solutions founded by media executives Joe Foster and Bill Scott. Easel TV […]

STG Completes Acquisition Of Avid Technology

Avid now operates as a privately-held company and remains headquartered in Burlington, Mass.

Advanced Systems Group Acquires Audio Intervisual Design

Advanced Systems Group has bought the assets of Audio Intervisual Design (AID). The company says “the acquisition positions ASG as one of the largest and most respected systems integrators in […]

EditShare To Merge With Shift Media

EditShare, a technology provider that enables storytellers to create and manage collaborative media workflows, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Shift Media, a leading cloud-native video […]

Boris FX Acquires 3D Camera Tracking VFX Software SynthEyes

Boris FX, a developer of visual effects plugins and applications, has acquired SynthEyes from Andersson Technologies. Boris FX says the purchase “builds upon the company’s commitment to delivering best-in-class plugins and applications […]

STG Buying Avid For $1.4 Billion

The deal represents a 32.1% premium to Avid’s unaffected share price on May 23, 2023. Following the closing, Avid will become a privately held company.

NEC Acquires Aspire Technology

NEC Corp. has further increased its capacity to deliver end-to-end open RAN ecosystems, along with system design and integration for legacy networks, to operators globally with its agreement to acquire […]

Thomson Broadcast To Acquire GatesAir

The combined company “will create a scaled, comprehensive platform with greater capabilities in innovation, design and product efficiency and an expanded portfolio of holistic, turnkey broadcast solutions,” the companies said.

Deloitte Consulting Buys National TeleConsultants

Deloitte Consulting announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of National TeleConsultants (NTC), a technology firm with deep engineering expertise in the domains of media and broadcast. […]

Ross Video Acquires Coiron Inc.

Ross Video today said it purchased technology company Coiron Inc. Located in Irvine, Calif., Coiron has partnered with Ross Video to develop a suite of popular applications for use with […]

MultiDyne Acquires Census Digital

MultiDyne says the acquisition strengthens its audio monitoring and processing portfolio with new embedded and openGear solutions, while extending its fiber transport family.

Deltatre Buying Massive Interactive For $92M

Wazee Digital Acquired By Veritone

Grass Valley: ‘Enough With The M&A Speculation’

Grass Valley Paid $94.2 Million For Snell

Last week, Belden / Grass Valley announced it had closed the acquisition of Snell Advanced Media without listing the price. Yesterday, Belden said in a filing with securities regulators that it paid $75.8 million plus the assumption of $18.4 million of debt for a company it acquired on Feb. 8 (the same day it confirmed the SAM acquisition).

Belden/Grass Valley Purchases Snell

Belden today closed the acquisition of Snell Advanced Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal makes Grass Valley one of the largest media technology suppliers.

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Details Emerge About Masstech-SGL Merger

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Masstech, SGL Merge, Form Masstech Innovations

Tech Vendor M&A: Telestream Buys Vidcheck

Clear-Com Acquires Trilogy Communications

DaySequerra Acquires Orban

Verizon DMS Announces Acquisition Of Volicon

Harmonic Closes Thomson Video Networks Purchase

SES Announces Acquisition Of RR Media

Technicolor Closes Purchase Of Cisco’s CPE Division

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Wheatstone Buys Audion Labs

ChyronHego Acquires VidiGo

The Dutch company will add IT-based solutions for broadcast production to complement ChyronHego’s BlueNet graphics workflow.

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Avid Completes Purchase Of Orad

Avid Buying Orad Hi-Tec For $60 Million

Avid says the purchase of the Israel-based 3D graphics and video server company will help Avid’s growth by adding key content creation and media management solutions.

EVS Buys All Shares Of SVS and Dyvi Live SA

Telestream Acquired By Genstar Capital

NEP Acquires Faber Audiovisuals

Vitec Group Buys SmallHD For Up To $30M

Panavision Buys Postproduction Firm Light Iron

Vector Capital Buying ChyronHego For $114M

Broadcast graphics specialist ChyronHego has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of private equity firm Vector Capital under which a Vector affiliate will acquire all outstanding shares of ChyronHego common stock for $2.82 per share in cash.

 

Vizrt To Be Taken Private In $374 Million Deal

Broadcast graphics and MAM specialist Vizrt announced that it will be taken private in an all-cash deal that values the company at $374 million. The buyer is Nordic Capital, a leading Nordic PE firm with four active funds with more than €11 billion in total committed capital.

Oracle To Acquire Front Porch Digital

Oracle says it has signed an agreement to purchase library and archive management provider Front Porch Digital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Oracle, Front Porch Digital’s management team and employees are expected to join Oracle and continue in their current capacities.

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Tech M&A: Plura Acquires Alpermann+Velte

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NAB Show Floor Reflects Changing Industry

Along with a growing number of companies serving the TV industry, there has been a change in technology leadership. Both computer companies and smaller U. S. entries commanded growing positions. This is a direct byproduct of the shift from hardware to software as the dominant factor. There was still plenty of hardware for sale in Las Vegas, but most of the buzz was about the cloud, collaboration, workflow, streaming, social media, software tools and solutions.

Electra Partners Buys Calrec Audio for $23.1M