Sony Imaging Products & Solutions has acquired Nevion AS, a Norway-based global provider of virtualised media production solutions, to further enhance its portfolio, thereby providing end-to-end IP and cloud-based production solutions for broadcasting and other applications.
Sony, which has a minority shareholding in Nevion since July 2019, is purchasing the remaining shares in the company, and making it a subsidiary.
In recent years, Sony has seen an increasing demand in broadcasting and other business areas for remote production solutions and remote integration (REMI), as they allow resources such as equipment, facilities and even staff to be shared across locations in real time, resulting in greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Sony sees the spread of Covid-19 as accelerating this trend, and the need to combine on-premise facility and cloud processing, which can enable remote work and resource sharing, thus becoming the basis of business continuity planning for the broadcast and production community.
Since 2019, Sony has also built a strategic partnership with Nevion, and both companies have been collaborating to address the broadcast markets. This new investment will enable Sony to build a much closer relationship with Nevion and lead to the delivery of more integrated solutions.
“We are always listening to our customers’ feedback, pushing hard to deliver innovation that goes beyond their expectations. Through this investment, we will take the scope of IP-based remote production to the next level as one of our highly focused business fields,” said Mikio Kita, VP of Media Solutions, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions.
“As the Sony Group, we pursue technologies to achieve ‘Remote’, ‘Reality’ and ‘Real time’ solutions. With Nevion’s acclaimed expertise, we will deliver more integrated and optimal experience for our customers.”
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