PITTSBURGH (March 30, 2021)—NEP Group, the leading technical production partner for premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced that its New Zealand division has completed the purchase of mobile unit assets from Sky TV New Zealand. The agreement to purchase assets from Sky’s OSB subsidiary was previously announced in August 2020, followed by a months-long regulatory review. The deal was approved by the Overseas Investment Office last September and the New Zealand Commerce Commission this February.
NEP has purchased six HD OB units and has hired numerous staff to support these facilities. As part of the deal, NEP New Zealand will also become Sky’s mobile unit provider for broadcast production solutions in New Zealand for the next 10 years, beginning April 1, 2021, providing Sky Sport with the peace of mind of working with a consistent, proven outsourced production partner.
President of NEP Australia, New Zealand and Japan Soames Treffry commented “NEP New Zealand is thrilled to move forward with integrating OSB into our organization—and most importantly to officially welcome nearly 40 new talented staff members into the NEP family. General Manager Oliver Pitkin and I are excited to bring them on board while continuing our partnership with Sky to bring live sport and creative content to life in New Zealand.”
To learn more about NEP New Zealand’s services, visit https://www.nepgroup.co.nz/.
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For over 30 years, NEP has been the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner helping premier content producers bring live sports and entertainment to life. Our services include centralized and remote production, specialty capture, RF and wireless video/audio, virtual and in-studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, post production, connectivity and transmission, premium playout and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 4,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in 88 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has operations in 25 countries. Learn more at nepgroup.com.