Hire company Video Europe is to exit the outside broadcast and flypack services market and is selling its OB trucks

The move, that had been planned pre-COVID, will see the company focus on digital cinema, edit equipment rental and broadcast hire. No staff will be lost.

Steve Green, MD of Video Europe said: “By removing ourselves from the OB industry we’ll be going back to our roots and concentrating solely on equipment rental. This will stop any market confusion and, for the client, will eliminate any potential conflict of interest.”

In February, Video Europe launched Los Angeles business Camera One, focusing on the B2B digital cinema rental market.

Last week, Video Europe announced a tie up with fellow rental outfit MCR with MCR now running its broadcast equipment hire offering to the sports, live events and entertainment industries.

Matt Marner, Director at Video Europe said: “Streamlining our business proposition to focus on equipment rental across the film and digital cinema, broadcast and edit hire markets makes total sense. With a stripped back service offering, Video Europe’s clients can get the best equipment without any confusion or blurred lines affecting our service.”

OB truck sale enquiries should be forwarded to Steve Green at steveg@videoeurope.co.uk.

Jon Creamer

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