Lititz, PA (August 20, 2010)– Clair has entered an agreement to purchase the assets of New York-based Wireless First, Inc. and GTO Live, Inc.
The aquisistion will form the basis for a new Broadcast Services Division, to be comprised of the two companies, which will retain their names and current staffs.
The new division will be managed by Shaun Clair and Kevin Sanford, founder of Wireless First and GTO Live.
Sanford founded Wireless First in 1996 and GTO Live in 2008. Wireless First specializes in wireless microphone and communications technology for television and live event production, while GTO offers backline capabilities and services. In September, 2009, GTO Live acquired Centerstaging’s east coast facility, along with its crew. Clients of the companies include the Tony Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Country Music Awards, and others.
“This new partnership will offer unprecedented service options for the touring, production and broadcast markets,” said Sanford. “By combining forces, we can now provide a true ‘one-stop shop’ solution for the live entertainment industry.”
“Combining our collective expertise will not only allow us to offer a broader range of services, but also provide an opportunity to enter new markets,” said Clair. “This partnership will allow us to provide these services on a global scale while continuing our reputation for quality service and attention to detail.”
The acquisition took place on August 9, 2010.