Pittsburgh, PA (January 5, 2005)–NEP Broadcasting, LLC, general partner of NEP Supershooters, LP, along with National Mobile Television (NMT), has announced that NEP has agreed to purchase certain assets and contracts from NMT. NEP and NMT are two of the nation’s leading providers of remote television broadcast facilities for the sports and entertainment industries.
The contracts include an exclusive agreement with ABC Sports, Inc. to facilitate their Monday Night Football, college football, golf and other sports broadcasts, an agreement with FOX to provide facilities for their NFL “B” and “C” game broadcasts and a contract with ESPN to utilize one HD mobile unit. NEP will also acquire three HD mobile units used to support these agreements (NMT’s HD4, HD7 and HD8) and certain other SD operations and mobile units in Hawaii as well as related support units and tractors. It is expected that most of the NMT employees who act as the dedicated crew on each of these mobile units will transition to NEP to maintain continuity.
Debra Honkus, president of NEP Supershooters stated, “We are very excited that upon closing this transaction, NEP will be the exclusive provider of television production facilities and services to ABC and we will also be able to expand our current relationships with FOX and ESPN. NMT has solid mobile units and talented employees and we are very happy to be acquiring these assets and expanding our team.” The closing of the transaction should occur over the next month, subject to customary closing conditions being fulfilled.
Ms. Honkus assured, “We want this transition to be absolutely transparent to the customer. We expect most of the staff on these mobile units to be the same people the networks have worked with in the past.”
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