By Jonathan Easton
Video streaming and remote productions solutions provider LiveU has announced the acquisition of english video equipment and services firm Garland Partners.
Garland has been a long-term partner of LiveU for over 12 years in the UK. The company also serves a number of top global broadcasters, sports organisations, production companies and online media.
LiveU said that the acquisition will bring it closer to its customers in a key market and that the deal is in line with its strategic goals. In particular, the company said that the deal will enhance its direct presence, streamline its go-to-market and expand its portfolio offerings of multi-camera production and IP Cloud distribution solutions.
LiveU’s COO and Co-Founder, Avi Cohen said, “We’re delighted to welcome Malcolm Harland, Garland’s Managing Director and Co-Founder, and his team into the LiveU family. From the Royal Wedding, London Summer Games and UK General Elections, to the past year’s COVID-19 pandemic, and numerous other events, we have been covering the UK’s top news and sports stories with Garland’s local support.
“Making Garland part of LiveU will ensure that we address our customers’ needs even more effectively with greater focus and agility. This acquisition underlines our commitment to deliver end-to-end solutions and enhance our customers’ lifecycles with a combination of best-in-class technology, a full-service guarantee and workflow flexibility.”
The Garland co-founder, Malcolm Harland will remain at the company as its UK country manager and sales director for Northern Europe. He said: “After over 12 years as LiveU’s UK partner, establishing the business and consistently growing each year to become the trusted supplier of LiveU’s solutions across the news, sport and online markets, I am delighted that the Garland team and I have been invited into the LiveU family. The opportunity to work together, delivering further growth and a clear strategy for the UK is an exciting prospect. I am certain that we will become much more than the sum of the individual parts.”
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