NEP Group has completed the acquisition of Fletcher Group, a Chicago-based company that has been providing specialty ultra slow-motion and robotic camera systems for almost 30 years.

NEP Group acquires Fletcher Group

Addition of Fletcher consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to become worldwide leader in broadcast services

NEP Group has completed the acquisition of Fletcher Group, a Chicago-based company that has been providing specialty ultra slow-motion and robotic camera systems for almost 30 years.

Mike Werteen, global president, NEP Broadcast Services, said: “We’ve partnered with Fletcher on several events, so we know first-hand the quality of its work and shared commitment to delivering superior service. Through this acquisition, our clients now have access to cutting-edge ultra slow-motion and robotic camera technology and expertise, along with NEP’s variety of broadcast services.”

Among its many solutions, Fletcher offers an artificial intelligence (AI)-based proprietary, patent-pending auto-follow camera system designed to follow and record the movement of players.

In partnership with NEP, the Fletcher Tr-ACE system was recently implemented on seven courts at the Wimbledon tennis championships. Fletcher also provided the technology for nine courts at the US Open to track players’ movements during matches on the outer courts. Dan Grainge, president of Fletcher, added: “I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished at Fletcher and know that combining our talents and technology with an industry leader like NEP will take our business to the next level. “It’s a great fit for us and a strong benefit to be able to add NEP’s broadcast services, media solutions and live event support for our clients.”

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