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NEP Group has signed an agreement to acquire Aerial Video Systems (AVS).

avs 10 sept 2019Based in Burbank, Calif, AVS offers a range of HD wireless camera systems, aerial productions and mobile audio and video RF solutions for sports, entertainment and film clients.

The deal will add camera capture, both traditional and wireless, to NEP’s broadcast value chain . AVS’s solutions include RF solutions in HD, 1080p, HDR and 4K/UHD wireless systems, turnkey live and recorded aerial coverage and fibre-optic connectivity to NEP’s U.S. Specialty Capture division.

Founded in 1981, AVS supports a wide range of high-profile events and productions with aerial and on the ground coverage. AVS is fully licenced by the FCC for regular broadcast bands and additional portions of the wireless spectrum for large events.

“We’ve worked alongside the AVS team for years and share a great deal of respect for their high-quality work and technology,” said Dan Grainge, president, NEP US Specialty Capture. “AVS and NEP share similar service-oriented cultures that deliver exceptional results for our clients, so this will be a great fit for both organisations. We’re excited to bring their high-end wireless solutions and talent to our clients.”

Randy Hermes, president of AVS, added: “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at AVS. Joining NEP’s growing, innovative Specialty Capture division will take us even further. Most importantly, our clients will have access to a full suite of broadcast and specialty services from the best in the business.”

Hermes will continue to run AVS on a day-to-day basis and will report into Grainge. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.