Bianco and Furlan provide perspective as Euro Media Group goes Global

Monday 17 June 2019 officially marked Euro Media Group’s acquisition of Global Production, the Turin-based OB company.

Following hot on the heels of the acquisition earlier in the year of UK OB provider Telegenic, this latest acquisition is part of EMG’s strategy to consolidate its business in the fragmented Italian market, as well as expand its range of production capabilities and services enabling the Group to better cover major events at a global level. EMG will rely on the experience of the current Global Production management team to continue developing the business with the support of the Group.

EMG goes Global: (L/R) David Furlan, Global Production partner; Francois-Xavier Quenin, EMG strategy & development director; Stefano Bianco, Global Production partner; and Patrick van den Berg, EMG co-CEO

Davide Furlan, Global Production chief executive and partner, discussing the deal, said: “Already in Italy, we are the largest in terms of number of OB vans, number of technologies, cameras and personnel involved in technical management. And now, as will happen for the Universiadi in Naples, the opportunity to deploy other EMG group structures will guarantee even more powerful firepower with technological resources never seen before.

“Similarly, where we are involved in European events, we can send our specialised personnel with the typical Italian skills and use Euro Media Group mobile devices on-site, without having to send our vehicles from here.”

Stefano Bianco, director and Global Production partner added: “All the technical staff and crews on board the mobile vehicles operating today will remain in this new configuration. Today we succeed in winning many contracts for example RAI, Sky, Mediaset, Ferrari, Infront, Dorna, because we guarantee not only top of the range technology but also the Italian crew that knows the uses, ways and mentality of the territory.”

Furlan concluded: “Global Production in recent times has been courted by the major international media production groups precisely following the general characteristic that sees the concentration and consolidation of large and strong groups to contend for the various markets.

“Global has received many interesting proposals that have all been carefully evaluated. But as administrators, we have made a choice for this project. EMG has as a characteristic the ability to strengthen the companies that it acquires and maintain the strong identity that characterises them.”

Global Production specialises in external production using high-tech mobile trucks and vans. It has three mobile vehicles, OB6, OB7 and OB8, offering a combination of HD and UHD HDR output.

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