OKNO-TV acquires the assets of Megahertz Broadcast Systems
Broadcast systems integrator OKNO-TV (UK) has acquired the assets of systems integrator and mobile broadcast production specialist Megahertz Broadcast Systems. The deal, which completed on Monday 14 October, will extend OKNO-TV’s portfolio to include mobile production vehicles, live production and RF, while giving the company an established international presence.
Jon Flay, managing director of OKNO-TV (UK), says: “The acquisition of Megahertz gives us an immediate in-house capability, with a team of highly respected engineers and project managers that will help to facilitate the expansion of our portfolio to include production vehicles and RF capabilities and to extend our footprint globally. We identified that sports and mobile applications were important markets and with Megahertz’s rich heritage in those arenas we are looking to further accelerate our growth internationally.”
Megahertz has an established international client base extending across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The company recently designed and built a massive broadcast centre at the London 2012 Olympic Park for BT Sports incorporating five production galleries, 20 edit suites and eight voiceover suites, as well as the master control and playout centre. Additionally, Megahertz has recently completed the turnkey systems integration on outside broadcast vehicles for Oman Television and Astro in Malaysia.