dB Broadcast Acquires S3 Satcom Portfolio

dB Broadcast has further expanded the range of system integration capabilities offered following the acquisition of S3 Satcom’s successful satellite systems business and specialist antenna positioning products portfolio – Satsio and Fiesta.  S3 Satcom Limited went into Member’s Voluntary Liquidation at the end of March 2022, but the Directors were keen that their products and integration expertise continue to be available to the many broadcasters and teleport operators globally which use them.

L-R: David Cope, David Bird, Peter Ritchie 

S3 Satcom’s earth station systems business dovetails neatly with dB Broadcast’s existing system integration capabilities, and as part of the acquisition, both David Cope and Peter Ritchie will be joining the team at dB Broadcast bringing with them many years of commercial and technical delivery experience.  The existing products will be known as S3 Satsio and S3 Fiesta moving forward, and will sit alongside the existing dB Broadcast product range.

“These are exciting times”, said David Cope. “When we were looking for a company to take this on, dB Broadcast emerged as the ideal fit. Their company ethos is very similar to the original S3 Satcom business, plus they had excellent complementary knowledge and skills when it comes to delivering projects. The agreement is great news for existing customers as there is a stable route for future deployments and support. It’s worked out really very well.”

David Bird, Managing Director & Founder of dB Broadcast commented: “This acquisition fits perfectly into our existing product portfolio as well as complementing our long-standing work around contribution and distribution networks. We continue to go from strength to strength, and this expansion further enhances the breadth of system integration projects dB can deliver.”

dB Broadcast will be demonstrating their S3 Satsio and S3 Fiesta products at IBC2022 in Amsterdam, between 9th-12 September, on stands in both Hall 1 (1.C37e) and Hall 10 (10.C41).

About dB Broadcast

dB Broadcast is an independent, UK-based system integrator offering a range of broadcast products and services to a worldwide client base.  Its expertise encompasses consultancy, project management, systems engineering, configuration and installation for traditional and IP-based broadcast infrastructures alike.

dB Broadcast has an unrivalled track record of over 30 years, and employs the largest core engineering and installation team of any broadcast SI in the UK, ensuring they have the key resources and appropriate skills to deliver any broadcast project, regardless of scale.

dB Broadcast also designs and manufactures products for the broadcast industry including: Cardinal range of mains distribution units (MDUs), S3 Satsio small antenna tracking & positioning system, S3 Fiesta M&C system for satellite earthstations/VSAT networks and bespoke products to customer specific requirements.

Operating from purpose-built Aurora House headquarters in Cambridgeshire UK opened in 2020, dB Broadcast is perfectly placed to prefabricate, host, test and commission broadcast systems for its worldwide client base.

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