NEP acquires Big Picture, strengthening its Live Events business in Australia and New Zealand

NEP acquires Big Picture, strengthening its Live Events business in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, Australia


July 11, 2018

Today NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technical production partnersupporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment,announced it has acquired Big Picture in Australia and New Zealand. Headquarteredin Sydney with additional operations in Auckland, Big Picture is a leadingsupplier of video production and equipment for concert tours, music festivals, broadcast,corporate and special events.


Thedeal strengthens NEP’s Live Events business and market standing by adding live entertainment eventcapabilities in Australia and New Zealand, complementing the already strongreputation of NEP’s Mediatec Asia Pacific brand in the region. The deal alsoadds extensive LED screens and flypacks, as well as two outside broadcasttrucks, to NEP’s deep pool of existing global resources.


“The addition of Big Picture’s AV technologyand talented staff allows NEP’s Live Events companies to better serve ourclients in the region, and enables us to fully support the live entertainment marketlocally,” said Kevin Rabbitt, CEO of NEP. “It’s a great fit for NEP, Big Pictureand Mediatec Asia Pacific. Our cultures – and our people – are aligned: we put ourclients first.”


“NEP is a great home for Big Picture. Like us, all of NEP’s divisions focuson delivering superior service to their clients,” said Joe Bonanno, managingdirector of Big Picture. “We’re excited to join the group and tap into even greatertechnical and engineering resources, broader geographic support, and innovativebroadcast and media solutions for our clients.”


Big Picture will continue to operate under the Big Picture brand, withJoe Bonannostaying on to run the Big Picture day-to-day business. Owen Davison of MediatecAsia Pacific will continue to run Mediatec Asia Pacific, focusing on live sportingevents, as well as corporate, television, broadcast and special events, in themarket.


For information about Big Picture, visit For information aboutMediatec Asia Pacific, visit


Learn more about NEP’s entire family of LiveEvents brands and solutions at


For media inquiries, contact NEP: Susan Matis or Meredith Knight


About NEP

For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. Our services include remote production, specialty capture, RF and wireless video/audio, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, post production, connectivity and transmission, premium playout and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 4,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in 88 countries on all seven continents.

NEP is headquartered in the United States and has operations in 24 countries. Learn more at

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