ACT Entertainment expands reach with tvONE acquisition

ACT Entertainment expands reach with tvONE acquisition
ACT Entertainment has expanded its reach in the AV sector with the acquisition of tvONE, a video processing, signal distribution and media playback company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Among its brands is the Green Hippo line of media servers, which tvONE acquired in 2018.

image L-R: Ben Saltzman and Andy Fliss

 

The acquisition marks the first foray into video equipment for ACT Entertainment, a manufacturer and distributor of products to the entertainment industry.  Since 2017 the company has completed multiple acquisitions bringing RapcoHorizon, AC Power Distribution and other brands under the ACT banner.

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of tvONE, which continues to build on ACT’s mission of providing tools to help our customers realise their creative vision,” says Ben Saltzman, CEO of ACT Entertainment.  “It has been great getting to know David (Reynaga) and Andy (Fliss), and I look forward to working alongside the fantastic teams they’ve built.”

With more than thirty-five years’ experience in the AV industry, tvONE has manufactured products for video processing, signal management and racking. It is a US-based company with R&D and manufacturing in the UK.  

“We are delighted with our partnership with ACT, a well-respected and powerful company at the core of live production, our largest market,” says Andy Fliss, tvONE’s president.  “The reach that ACT has established in live events will be a tremendous boon for our product lines.  The width and depth of ACT in providing comprehensive solutions and system integration will further enable all of our customers in their work.”

tvONE’s existing management and structure will remain in place after the acquisition.  “We already have a great rapport with Ben and look forward to working with him and everyone on the ACT team,” Fliss says.

ACT’s acquisition of the tvONE line of video products follows the company’s recent move into the audio sector with distribution of PK Sound’s robotic line array systems.  PK Sound joins ACT’s roster of brands exclusively distributed to customers in North America, including Ayrton and Robert Juliat lighting, MA Lighting, AC Power Distribution, MDG atmosphere generators, and zactrack automated follow systems.








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