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LiveU acquires Pacific Live Media

June 7, 2022

LiveU, a specialist in live video streaming and remote production solutions, has announced the acquisition of its longstanding channel partner, Pacific Live Media (PLM) as part of its strategy to get closer to its customers in key markets.

The announcement follows last year’s acquisition of LiveU UK partner Garland Partners as the Company increases its direct presence in specific regions. Over the last couple of years, LiveU says it has seen strong growth in the APAC region, especially in Australia, with increasing demand for LiveU cloud-based and hybrid live video solutions for news, sports and other live productions.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO and co-founder, said: “We’re delighted to welcome [PLM’s Managing Director] Chris Dredge and the PLM team into the LiveU family. PLM has excelled in sales, service and support of LiveU’s customers in the region. With his deep technological knowhow and passion for LiveU, Chris has played a central role in growing our business. Our joint customers are some of the most innovative adopters of our cloud-based remote production workflows worldwide. This move will help us to maximize our business potential and expand our end-to-end offerings as live events come back in full after the pandemic, facilitated by the tremendous local service and support.”

Yaal Eshel, General Manager LiveU Asia, added: “I’m very happy to welcome Chris to the APAC team and believe that his experience, knowledge and understanding of customer needs will be an asset for LiveU on both a regional and global level.”

Dredge commented: “We are truly excited to join LiveU. LiveU’s best-in-class solutions have been the main growth engine for our company and coming together as one entity is the natural next step. LiveU’s technology delivers on so many levels and, as a trusted partner, we have taken great pleasure in developing innovative workflows that deliver increased production efficiency as well as a superb viewing experience. We can’t wait to see what else we can do to help customers with their live events, officially part of LiveU.”

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