OKNO-TV Buys Megahertz Broadcast Systems
The deal, which completed on Monday 14 October 2013, will extend OKNO-TV’s portfolio to include mobile production vehicles, live production and RF while giving the company an established international presence.
“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,” said Jon Flay, managing director of OKNO-TV (UK). “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 center at the London 2012 Olympic Park for BT Sports incorporating five production galleries, 20 edit suites, 8 voiceover suites as well as the master control and playout center. Additionally Megahertz has recently completed the turnkey systems integration on outside broadcast vehicles for Oman Television and Astro in Malaysia.
About OKNO-TV (UK):
OKNO-TV (UK) Limited is a UK-based systems integrator conveniently headquartered close to the international transport hub of London's Heathrow Airport. With a team of industry experts at its heart, OKNO-TV (UK) has a fresh and forward-thinking approach to systems and workflow design. Deploying the latest technologies, OKNO-TV (UK) is able to design and deliver tailor-made solutions to meet all business requirements, budgets and timescales. Its advanced technological capability, service excellence and ability to reduce operational and capital expenditure makes it the ideal choice for the world’s leading broadcasters, playout providers and content owners
About Megahertz Broadcast Systems
Megahertz Broadcast Systems is a leading independent broadcast systems integrator. Its highly experienced engineering team provides a complete service from engineering planning and design through product evaluation and project management to commissioning, training and support. The team is as adept at file-based architectures as it is in traditional broadcast infrastructures. Recently completed projects include outside broadcast vehicles, high definition studios, playout facilities and earth stations, as well as audio visual installations for applications as varied as mosques and the London Stock Exchange.