DUBLIN, IRELAND — Big Bear Sound (www.bigbearsound.com), a leading professional audio supplier and integrator, here, and Digital Garage, a UK-based broadcast and post production solution provider, have formed a strategic alliance to serve the broadcast and post production markets in Ireland. Responding to the increasing diversity of production mediums and the growing demand for innovative technology in Ireland, this new venture will offer a comprehensive portfolio of leading-edge solutions and full service offerings to the Irish media and entertainment industries.
Operating out of Big Bear’s central Dublin offices, the alliance creates a new broadcast video and post production division within the Big Bear Group and brings Digital Garage’s wide ranging broadcast product portfolio and extensive technical expertise and resources to the Irish market. The collaboration also brings on board Stuart Lawn (former co-owner & technical director of Tyrell), as technical director and solutions architect for the alliance.
Big Bear and Digital Garage will provide complete video and audio solutions from all of the major industry brands including Avid, Editshare, Content Agent, Broadcast Pix, Storage DNA and Genelec. The collaboration sees the two companies create an end-to-end service, covering consultancy, sales, system design and integration through to technical support and maintenance.
“We have a long and successful track record in servicing the audio requirements of our professional media clients in Ireland and increasingly these clients are looking for Big Bear to provide all of their media technology needs from acquisition to online delivery,” says Michael Browne, MD of Big Bear Sound. “Having previously collaborated with Digital Garage on a number of joint projects, we recognized that the right synergies and shared values existed between both companies to enable us to bring an unmatched end-to-end service to the Irish market.”
Photo: Michael Browne, Micheal Whelan and Stuart Lawn