Vitec Videocom has bought SIS Live’s Special Camera division, which is known for devices such as Stump Cam.
The “multi-million pound” deal will see four SIS Live staff members join Vitec’s Camera Corp business, including special projects manager Paul McNeil, commercial bid manager Barry Parker and chief engineer Samir Mansuri.
Camera Corps founder and managing director Laurie Frost said the deal put an end to uncertainty about the future of the division following SIS Live’s exit from the OB sector last year.
The assets included in the deal include Plunge Cam, which is used to follow high board divers and the Halibut underwater HD tracking camera as well as exclusive camera mounting systems used for state events inside listed buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Cameras from the former SIS Live unit, which used to be the BBC Special Cameras division, are used to cover the America’s Cup and Isle of Man TT race, as well as entertainment shows like Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Camera Corps director of business development Shaun Glanville added: “Providing the team with access to Vitec brands like Teradek and IMT will give us the opportunity to grow the special camera product portfolio.”