Vitec Group Unveils Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions Unit
The Vitec Group has launched the Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions (BGBS) unit, bring its portfolio of top-tier production services companies together under an umbrella entity to streamline offerings its global clientele.
Brought together under BGBS are Autocue Hire/QTV Teleprompters, Autoscript Hire, Bexel, Bexel ESS, Bexel TSS, Camera Corps, and The Camera Store. Halid Hatic, who has been served as head of Bexel since 2012, has been appointed general manager of BGBS, overseeing all the group’s brands.
The new structure is intended to enable strong cross-collaboration among the companies, providing best-in-class production services and support to a global community of customers, whether they are working around the camera, in the studio, or on an outside broadcast.
“We are very proud to take the unparalleled experience of these companies into a new era of collaboration and communication for our customers around the world,” says Hatic. “By leveraging the strengths of each brand and expanding the organization’s global reach, our customers will benefit from improved access to a remarkable range of cutting-edge broadcast equipment, industry-leading services, and expert engineering solutions in a one-stop, integrated experience.”
Products and services under BGBS include video and audio equipment rentals (Bexel), systems integration and fiber solutions (Bexel ESS), new- and used-equipment sales (Bexel TSS), premium teleprompting camera and software systems (Autocue and Autoscript), broadcast technology for the Q-Ball and other specialty remote cameras (Camera Corps), and camera supports and mounting requirements (The Camera Store).
“This new structure will enable our customers to have easy access to everything they need with one outreach,” Hatic notes. “BGBS has a strong infrastructure in place, which will make for an exceptional customer experience. We are pleased to be expanding the trajectory of our global footprint, and we know that BGBS will set the high watermark in our industry for both quality and breadth of service.”
The BGBS team also includes Richard Satchel, managing director, EMEA Division; Greg Bragg, VP, global sales, U.S.; and David Carr, VP, global sales, EMEA. U.S. hubs are in Burbank, CA; Dallas; New York; Secaucus, NJ; and Washington, D.C. UK hubs are in London and Surrey. BGBS has sales offices in Atlanta, Mexico City, and Paris, as well as a global network in place to readily support a broad array of customer needs.