Sohonet Acquires Exchange Communications to Connect Productions
Sohonet has acquired Sycamore Communication (Exchange). Exchange Communications joining Sohonet further broadens the range of connectivity and collaboration solutions that each organisation can now make available to their media and entertainment customers.
The combined scope of Sohonet and Exchange will give customers a comprehensive set of services to support connection, collaboration and storytelling. Sohonet has a global network of over 500 media companies and can add their real-time collaboration, cloud-acceleration, and file-transfer tools to Exchange’s fixed production studio services for phones and video surveillance and highly available remote production communications. Together, the companies are positioned to serve the production industry as it rapidly changes, across features, episodic and advertising.
Exchange has operated IT services for film and television productions for 20 years. From production and warehouse setups to connectivity in remote places, they keep clients connected and in touch with their production and with external players. Their services cover networking, wireless, phone systems, internet and video services plus video and teleconferencing. Sohonet will invest in the expansion of Exchange Communications services in other regoins, initially focusing on Canada and the UK.
“This is a great match for Sohonet, and we are looking forward to working closely with our new colleagues from Exchange,” said Sohonet CEO Chuck Parker. “The additional range of world-class services our customers can now enjoy will help support and enhance their collaboration while they create their amazing features, episodics and advertisements.”
“We’re excited to become part of the Sohonet family, with their purpose-built media network and SaaS-based collaboration services,” said CEO Exchange Dave Thomas. “Joining Sohonet will accelerate our vision to transform the way our customers collaborate and create their content.” www.sohonet.com