Dalet Acquires Italian Broadcast Solutions Specialist Gruppo TNT
Dalet Digital Media Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gruppo TNT, a privately held Italian company that specializes in advanced broadcast solutions. The acquired business further expands the Dalet product offerings built around an open, IT-centric framework, and provides additional functionalities that can be easily incorporated into its flagship product Dalet Enterprise Edition. Gruppo TNT’s revenues in 2009 were €4.9 million.
“We are very impressed with Gruppo TNT’s deep knowledge and experience in advanced technologies that are complementary to Dalet and that improve broadcast workflows, especially in live event programming and fast-paced content production environments,” says David Lasry, CEO of Dalet. “Gruppo TNT has an impressive list of accomplishments at major Italian broadcast operations, including Mediaset, Sky Italia and RAI,” “The inclusion of TNT’s innovative technologies will further enhance the Dalet product portfolio, particularly in News, Sports and MAM.”
Dalet expects to implement some elements of Gruppo TNT technology into Dalet Enterprise Edition for demonstrations at the IBC tradeshow in Amsterdam this September.
“Our products and technology expertise have been proven at the largest and most demanding broadcasters in Italy in a variety of programming settings,” says Giuseppe Bonariva, President of Gruppo TNT. “Now, backed by the worldwide resources of the Dalet sales, support and professional services teams, we will be able to bring these highly scalable, advanced solutions to the much larger global marketplace.”