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NEP Australia Acquires Silk Studios

December 1, 2014 (Sydney, Australia)

NEP Australia (formerly Global Television) has acquired Sydney’s Silk Studios – enhancing NEP’s international portfolio of studio, outside broadcast, video display and host broadcast assets.

Silk’s TV production studios support leading Australian and international networks. Current productions include:
• Live weekly Sky News programs: One on One with David Speers, Australian Agenda, Richo + Jones and The Nation
• Live segments of The Morning Show (Seven Network)
• Live segments of Mornings (Nine Network)

Silk Studios is also the production company behind Aerobics Oz Style and has hosted other productions including CBeebies Storytime for BBC Worldwide and Mind Over Maddie for Disney Channel. ?
Clients will continue to enjoy the comprehensive shoot/edit/post-production/playout service and competitive pricing for which Silk Studios is renowned, but will now have access to the additional support and expertise of NEP’s worldwide network.

“Silk Studios has always had the facilities and know-how to handle any type of TV production, and we pride ourselves on removing worry from the equation for clients. Joining the NEP Worldwide Network will take Silk Studios to the next level of service, giving all our clients an even greater level of expertise, expanded options and enhanced capabilities. Most importantly, they will have added certainty in a rapidly changing television industry. I am extremely proud of the Silk team’s achievements and excited about the company’s future as part of NEP,” says Silk Studios Founder Harry Michaels

“Demand for premium TV studio space in Sydney is robust, and we are delighted to welcome Silk, further expanding the comprehensive set solutions we can offer our clients.” says NEP Australia CEO, Keith Andrews. “Harry Michaels has made Silk tremendously successful, and they will continue to run the same way that they always have, including all of the little touches that make them so special.”

NEP CEO, Kevin Rabbitt, adds, “As NEP continues to expand worldwide, I am thrilled to build on our successful addition of Global Television earlier this year. Silk Studios is a excellent company, and they will make a great addition to our growing worldwide network.

The studios will continue to trade under the Silk Studios name and operate separately to NEP’s main studios at Media City, Eveleigh. NEP Australia’s Director of Sales, Andy Armstrong, will manage the studios on a day-to-day basis, with Harry Michaels acting as a consultant to ensure a seamless transition.

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About Silk Studios
Silk Studios was founded by Harry Michaels and was formerly known as zerO1zerO, which focused on both outside broadcast facilities and studio productions. Located in Willoughby on Sydney’s north shore, Silk Studios evolved into a full service studio offering for clients, boasting award-winning creative talent, state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality work and understanding of modern production. Silk Studio’s services include: a studio with dedicated control room and make-up and wardrobe rooms; individual suites for Pro Tools; digital audio; graphics; Avid Adrenaline HD and Final Cut Pro HD; and a state-of-the-art playout centre with capacity to simultaneously broadcast up to 8 TV channels. Silk Studios is the exclusive facility of choice for TV advertorial production for both the Seven and Nine networks. It also hosts a number of Sky News live to air productions including Richo + Jones, The Nation, Australian Agenda, The Cabinet, State of the Nation and One on One with David Speers. By virtue of its leading role in live news and current affairs, Silk Studios has welcomed the last six Australian prime ministers through its doors along with practically every minister and ex-minister of the past decade. More information at http://www.silkstudios.com.au/

About NEP Australia
NEP (formerly Global Television) is Australia’s largest and most experienced outside broadcast and studio facilities company, providing broadcast infrastructure for major sport and studio productions across the country and internationally. NEP facilitates more than 2,000 hours of broadcast television each year, including live sport (NRL AFL, Cricket), popular series and drama (My Kitchen Rules, The Voice, Big Brother, Neighbours) and live entertainment and event programs (Dancing with the Stars, The Footy Show and the annual Logie awards). The company is also internationally recognised for its technical expertise in host broadcasting expertise and major events, managing complex projects including the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and 2014 G20 Summit. More information at http://www.globaltv.com.au/

About NEP

NEP provides the technology and know-how to enable clients to produce the world’s most prestigious live and broadcast events around the globe. The company is the leading worldwide provider of outsourced production solutions offering technical services for remote production, studio production, video display, host broadcasting, post production, premium playout, smart asset / media management, and multi-screen delivery. NEP’s more than 3,000 employees are driven by passion and a focus on technical innovation, and together they have supported productions in over 65 countries on all seven continents. NEP is headquartered in the United States and has offices in 20 countries.