NEP acquires Big Picture
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.
For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. Our services include remote production, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, premium playout, post production and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 3,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in over 85 countries on all seven continents.
NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 24 countries.