IBC 2016: Telestream has acquired Bristol-based QC technology specialist Vidcheck.

Vidcheck’s flagship product is Vidchecker for file-based automated QC. The company’s clients include ITV, BBC and CBS.

“Vidcheck’s team and product portfolio line up very well with our area of expertise,” said Telestream chief executive Dan Castles.

“It is not just some great technology and products that we are acquiring but also a gifted, talented and passionate team that will reinforce our resources here at Telestream.

“We look forward to leveraging our combined know-how to offer our worldwide customer base an even more complete and exciting product portfolio.”

US firm Telestream is headquartered in California. It provides tools for capture and ingest, live and on-demand encoding and transcoding, captioning, playback and inspection, delivery, live streaming and workflow automation.

Vidcheck was established in 2009.

Vidcheck chief executive Thomas Dove added: “Telestream is a great home for Vidcheck, technically, commercially and culturally.

“The companies have complementary technologies which will feed into both product ranges, the most obvious being the perfect fit of Vidchecker auto QC with [media processing platform] Vantage. 

“With Telestream’s sales and support reach, Vidchecker will naturally be available to a much wider set of customers, particularly in North America. Being part of Telestream provides a great launch pad for the next phase of growth for Vidcheck.”

The privately funded acquisition is complete and the new combined company will exhibit at IBC this week.