This morning, All Mobile Video announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase live event production specialists AEG Digital Media, based in Los Angeles, CA. The company specializes in live event webcasting, video production and TV Everywhere workflows and was the digital arm of AEG. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but AEG Digital had a few million dollars in revenue last year, so the deal size isn’t that big. AEG had been shopping their digital group for some time and AEG Digital is a perfect fit for All Mobile Video.
Those outside of the video production and live event industry would not know All Mobile Video, but the NYC based company is one of the best in the market when it comes to providing on-site mobile production and editing trucks, extensive uplink solutions and has Manhattan based sound stages with full post-production capabilities. The company has been around a long time and was one of the first AV companies in the industry to really work closely with webcasters when large scale, live events first started on the web. We worked with them in 2000 or earlier when I was at Globix. All Mobile Video has been helped produce corporate live events for everyone from Apple, GM and Pfizer to major sporting events for ESPN, NFL and the NCAA. AEG Digital’s client roster is just as impressive, with the company having worked on events for Disney, FOX, CBS and Google amongst others.
There are a lot of individuals who produce live events, but when it comes to companies that focus on it as a specialty, it’s really AEG Digital, iStreamPlanet and Origin Digital that lead the market. iStreamPlanet’s business has really taken off as of late and moved them to the front of the pack, but with AEG and All Mobile Video now combining their companies and solution sets, they should also be able to grow their business and capture more of the market for live events services and workflows.