Media Asset Management company Dalet Digital Media Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gruppo TNT, a privately held Italian company that specializes in advanced broadcast technology.

The acquired business will help to expand Dalet’s open, IT-centric framework product offerings and also provide additional functionalities that can be incorporated into its Dalet Enterprise Edition.

No financial details were revealed.

David Lasry, the chief executive of Dalet, said: “We are very impressed with Gruppo TNT’s deep knowledge and experience in advanced technologies that are complementary to Dalet and that improve broadcast workflows, especially in live event programming and fast-paced content production environments.”

“The inclusion of TNT’s innovative technologies will further enhance the Dalet product portfolio, particularly in News, Sports and MAM.”

Gruppo TNT provides software-based replay, server and graphics systems and has a client list that includes Mediaset, Sky Italia and RAI.

Gruppo TNT president Giuseppe Bonariva said: “Now, backed by the worldwide resources of the Dalet sales, support and professional services teams, we will be able to bring [our] highly scalable, advanced solutions to the much larger global marketplace.”

Dalet expects to implement some elements of Gruppo TNT technology into Dalet Enterprise Edition for demonstrations at IBC in Amsterdam.

Gruppo TNT’s revenues in 2009 were €4.9 million.