Streaming Tank acquires 42Live, a leading provider of Outside Broadcast services and portable production facilities, enhancing our scale and reach in the provision of specialist online streaming services.

The acquisition brings 42Live’s roster of ongoing events across Sports, Entertainment and News under the Streaming Tank umbrella. The Outside Broadcast services company’s clients include Associated Press Television News, The Football Association, and EuroSport. For the latter they service World Snooker Championship, World SuperBikes and parts of the ATP & WTP Tennis tours. Integrating 42Live’s broadcast expertise and their additional trucks and facilities allows Streaming Tank to increase its capacity to service concurrent events and expand into new service areas – sport and rapid response news services in particular – in which the demand for online streaming, and creative solutions for delivery, is only expected to grow.

A perfect partnership

Streaming Tank’s CEO, James Wilkinson says, “Streaming Tank is known for delivering innovative production and streaming solutions for brands and advertising agencies. To date, however, we have not delivered a significant amount of OB. Joining forces with a leading OB company makes perfect sense. It gives us direct access to a large number of regular, ongoing events. And of course, it allows us to say ‘yes’ to servicing more live events!

Dave Taylor, owner of 42Live agrees. “We have already worked extensively with Streaming Tank facilitating events around Europe. And more often than not, those events are the most unique and interesting (think fashion shows in weird places, pop concerts in converted McDonald’s restaurants). Naturally, we’re really excited to do more of this. And as 42Live, we deliver a huge amount of OB and streaming to regular, multi-day events for clients like EuroSport. Extending these services to include Streaming Tank’s other offerings will only enable growth further”.

We’ll sign off with a warm welcome to Dave, our new Head of Outside Broadcasting, and all at 42Live! If you want to know more about Streaming Tank OB and Connectivity Services, take a look here.