More Broadcast M&A as Ross Video Buys Second Company This Year

Posted by Joe Zaller
Aug 17 2010

Production switcher and infrastructure vendor Ross Video announced today that it is buying Norpak from current parent Rovi.

Norpak produces Nielsen encoders, closed caption inserters as a variety of data insertion products, and has been a member of the Ross-led OpenGear Alliance for the past three years.

According to Ross Video CEO David Ross the acquisition of Norpak will enable the company to provide a “more complete customer solutions and will be a significant benefit to our openGear and other product lines as we move forward.”

This is the second company that Ross has purchased in 2010.  The company recently announced that it entered into a letter of intent to buy 100% of the shares of Australian-based Codan Broadcast Products Pty Ltd, a provider of infrastructure and routing products.

This is the third Ross acquisition in the past two years.  In 2009 Ross purchased Dutch graphics firm Media Refinery.

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