The acquisition will enable Broadcast Solutions to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and Africa.
European systems integrator Broadcast Solutions has finalised the acquisition of Videlio Middle East F.Z. LLC, the Dubai-based subsidiary of Videlio group. This new acquisition will merge with existing Broadcast Solutions operations in the Middle East, led by Munzer Rushdi.
“Our goal is to expand our activities beyond the Middle East into Africa”, explained Stefan Breder, CEO of Broadcast Solutions GmbH. “This acquisition dramatically increases our ability to service regional broadcasters and propose fixed installations and facilities in addition to our OB vans and mobile platforms.”
With a team of a dozen professionals based out of Dubai Media City, Videlio Middle East was set up five years ago. It services UAE and GCC-based broadcasters, and provides Command and Control (C2) systems to corporate and enterprise clients such as ADCO, Total, Dassault Systems, Dubai Petroleum and Emirates NBD.
“We are excited to join Broadcast Solutions. We gain additional resources and skills to better service our existing and future clients,” explained Laurent Mairet, who will take over as Managing Partner of Broadcast Solutions FZ LLC.
“Broadcast Solutions’ expertise in live production was a natural fit for our news, post-production and archive practice.”