Sound & Video Creations was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The Click Effects products are used in venues to
playback content on arena displays with data-driven graphics.
Customers range from small college athletics such as Rochester Institute of Technology to professional league venues such as Qualcomm stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers. According to the press release, Click Effects systems are installed in more than 75% of Major and Minor League Baseball teams, almost 65% of NFL, NHL, and NBA stadiums. The Company’s website lists a total of 896 installations, breaking down by use case as illustrated below.
The vast majority of the clients listed on the website are located in North America.
This is the fifth acquisitions by ChyronHego since being taken private by Vector Capital in early 2015. Earlier acquisitions included Newsroom Solutions (9/2015), Vidigo (9/2015), WeatherOne (4/2015), and ZXY Sport Tracking (4/2015).
Johan Apel, president and CEO of ChyronHego, commented “With sports fans paying a premium for tickets to live sports events, there is demand and an expectation for an ever more sophisticated A/V experience once inside the stadium. As a result, solutions for streamlining in-arena productions represent a growth market and an outstanding opportunity for ChyronHego.”
Cliff Wight, president Sound & Video Creations Inc, added “We’re proud of our achievement as the number one provider of stadium A/V solutions in the United States, and now — as part of the global ChyronHego development and sales organization — we’ll have a ready path for expanding our product set on a global basis. Also, ChyronHego’s culture and technology strategy, based on providing a comprehensive software-based ecosystem of integrated solutions, are an ideal fit with our own.”
Press release: Chyronhego acquisition of Click Effects
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