NEP Group, Inc.

NEP Group, Inc.
Industry Video production, broadcasting services
Founded Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States (1984 (1984))
Founder Tom Shelburne
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Area served
Key people

Kevin M. Rabbitt (CEO)[1]
Deborah Honkus (EC)[2]
George Hoover (CTO)[3]
Keith Andrews (COO)[4]
Gerry Delon (CFO)[5]

Carrie Galvin (CSO)[6]
Services Outside Broadcasting
Television studios
System Integration
Master Control
Wireless Broadcast
Visual Effects
Audio Production
LED screens
Owner Crestview Partners, Carlyle Group
Number of employees

NEP Group, Inc. (formerly NEP Broadcasting LLC) is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based privately owned international production company that provides outsourced teleproduction services for major events throughout the world.

Its facilities are used to produce television broadcasts of the Super Bowl, Academy Awards, Premier League, Emmy Awards, The Daily Show, UEFA Champions League, Olympic Games, NASCAR, Asian Games, WWE Wrestling, FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon and French Open, Grammy Awards, U.S. Open, British Open, The People's Court, Sesame Street, The Rolling Stones and Page Six TV.[7]

The company was founded by Tom Shelburne in 1984[7] and was part of Scranton, Pennsylvania television station WNEP-TV (which in turn stood for Northeast Pennsylvania). It was spun off after The New York Times Company bought the station in 1986 from Shelburne. The company took off after it acquired the failing New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based TCS after the companies jointly produced the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Indiana.

From 2007 to 2012 it was primarily owned by American Securities. In 2012 it NEP was sold to Crestview Partners.[8]

On 25 September 2015 NEP appointed Keith Andrews (formerly CEO and managing director of NEP Australia) as Chief Operations officer of NEP Group, Inc.[9]

It was announced on 20 July 2015 that NEP launched their initial public offering. On 4 August 2015 NEP announced postponement of their IPO.

On 3 November 2015 a fire broke out at the NEP Visions location in Bracknell, UK at approximately 22:00 GMT. NEP confirmed the loss of five outside broadcast trucks. The trucks were Gemini, HD2, HD3, Observe's HD3 and the HDR2 VT truck. On 13 November 2015 NEP announced that the assets for projects up until February 2016 have been secured.

On June 24, 2016, The Carlyle Group made a significant minority investment in NEP alongside existing shareholders Crestview and NEP management.[10] The investment provides NEP with additional capital and resources to accelerate the company's growth strategy as a diversified global outsourced services business supporting the broadcast and live events industries.


In alphabetical order


Acquisition date Company Facilities Country References
January 5, 2005 NMT: National Mobile Television Outside broadcasting  USA [11]
January 9, 2008 NCP: New Century Productions Outside broadcasting  USA [12]
March 22, 2012 Trio Video Outside broadcasting  USA [13][14]
May 2, 2012 Bow Tie Television Archive, streaming, on-demand, software  UK [15][16]
November 20, 2012 Corplex Outside broadcasting  USA [17][18]
January 24, 2014 Global Television Outside broadcasting, studio production, host broadcasting  AUS [19][20]
September 2, 2014 MIRA Mobile Television Outside broadcasting  USA [21][22]
December 22, 2014 Faber Audiovisuals Video display, audiovisual rental & operation  NLD [23][24]
January 31, 2015 Screen Scene Group Outside broadcasting, post-production, VFX, audio production  IRE [25][26]
March 26, 2015 Mediatec Group Outside broadcasting, studio production, video display, master control, post-production, wireless, AV integration  SWE [27][28]
April 30, 2015 Outside Broadcast Outside broadcasting, studio production, ENG, post-production, audio  BEL [29][30]
July 10, 2015 CMI: Consolidated Media Industries Outside broadcasting, studio production, post-production, audio production, master control, wireless, event management, VFX, ENG, streaming, live playout  NLD [31][32]
December 23, 2015 Mediatec Asia Pacific Audiovisual solutions provider for event and television productions AUS
June 17, 2016 Broadcast Solutions Group Provider of outside broadcast flypacks SGP
July 14, 2016 DBlux Outside broadcasting, sound, lighting and audiovisual production DEN



  7. 1 2 "NEP Acquires Stock of New Century Productions". Reuters. 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
  9. "NEP Group Appoints President and COO, and President of Australian Business". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  10. LLC, NEP Broadcasting,. "The Carlyle Group Makes Significant Minority Investment in NEP Group". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  11. "NEP Broadcasting and National Mobile Television Announce Asset". Bloomberg.
  12. "NEP acquires NCP; Werteen promoted to SVP and GM as NCP operates independently : Sports Video Group". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  14. "NEP Acquires Trio Video". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  16. "NEP acquires UK-based Bow Tie TV Limited : SVG Europe". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  18. "NEP To Buy Corplex, Retain Engineering and Support Staff : Sports Video Group". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  20. "NEP Finalizes Acquisition of Global Television". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  22. "NEP Closes Mira Acquisition". TV Technology. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  24. NEP (22 December 2014). "NEP Acquires Faber Audiovisuals". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  26. NEP Group Inc. (2 February 2015). "NEP Acquires The Screen Scene Group". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  28. "NEP Group set to snap up OB company Mediatec". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  30. "NEP Acquires Outside Broadcast and RecordLab". TV Technology. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  32. "NEP adds Dutch facilities firm to ever-expanding group". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/25/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.