Sohonet, which provides connectivity, media services and network security for media and entertainment, has acquired Exchange Communications, which has been providing IT services to film and television productions for more than 20 years. The acquisition broadens the range of connectivity and collaboration solutions that each organization can offer its customers.
Sohonet has a global network of over 500 media companies as well as realtime collaboration, cloud-acceleration and file-transfer tools, while Exchange offers fixed production studio services for phones and video surveillance and rapidly available remote production communications. Together, the companies will serve the rapidly growing and changing production industry across features, episodic and advertising.
Sohonet will invest in the expansion of Exchange Communications services in other geographies, initially focusing on Canada and the UK.