NEP Strengthens ANZ Live Events Business with Purchase of Big Picture
NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, has announced it has acquired Big Picture in Australia and New Zealand.
Headquartered in Sydney with additional operations in Auckland, Big Picture is a leading supplier of video production and equipment for concert tours, music festivals, broadcast, corporate and special events.
The deal strengthens NEP’s Live Events business and market standing by adding live entertainment event capabilities in Australia and New Zealand, complementing the already strong reputation of NEP’s Mediatec Asia Pacific brand in the region. The deal also adds extensive LED screens and flypacks, as well as two outside broadcast trucks, to NEP’s deep pool of existing global resources.
“The addition of Big Picture’s AV technology and talented staff allows NEP’s Live Events companies to better serve our clients in the region, and enables us to fully support the live entertainment market locally,” said Kevin Rabbitt, CEO of NEP. “It’s a great fit for NEP, Big Picture and Mediatec Asia Pacific. Our cultures – and our people – are aligned: we put our clients first.”
“NEP is a great home for Big Picture. Like us, all of NEP’s divisions focus on delivering superior service to their clients,” said Joe Bonanno, managing director of Big Picture. “We’re excited to join the group and tap into even greater technical and engineering resources, broader geographic support, and innovative broadcast and media solutions for our clients.”
Big Picture will continue to operate under the Big Picture brand, with Joe Bonanno staying on to run the Big Picture day-to-day business. Owen Davison of Mediatec Asia Pacific will continue to run Mediatec Asia Pacific, focusing on live sporting events, as well as corporate, television, broadcast and special events, in the market.
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