August 25, 2008
ValCom Continues Expansion — Increasing Revenue Reach
ValCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VLCO), a leader in media facilities and content for television programming and related services, announced the stock and cash acquisition of Chameleon Communications Group, an established fixed and mobile teleport operator based at the group's headquarters in Clearwater. The satellite communications company will increase ValCom's short-term revenues by over one million dollars annually.
Holding long-term contracts with domestic and international broadcasters, Chameleon also provides uplink services for major sporting events including football and basketball as well as ad hoc work for all the major domestic news networks. Chameleon offers digital and analog transportable C-band a KU-band uplink, teleport facilities, DS3 internet connection and digital video fiber transport. In addition the company provides all the satellite services needed by other group companies including AAN, Family TV and FNN and third party services as the preferred provider for Florida-based college basketball and the NFL. It also provides uplink services for a number of TV networks including international broadcasters on long-term, multi-year contracts.
The facility recently provided support for the live, multinational event "Pangea Day" from Sony Studios in Culver City, CA which was transmitted simultaneously to 154 countries.
Vince Vellardita, President, CEO of ValCom, noted; "The addition of Chameleon furthers our strategy to operate a network that includes satellite teleports and transportable uplinks capable of broadcasting internationally, provides us with additional revenue and supports our plan to build a highly competitive network."
"Acquiring Chameleon gives ValCom valuable expertise in broadcast transmission and network operations, making ValCom's entry into this arena seamless; without an expensive, time consuming learning curve," stated Buddy Winsett, President & CEO. Over the last three years Chameleon has generated over three million dollars in revenue and currently transmits two television networks covering North America.
Chameleon Communications Group, Inc. and its subsidiary, Chameleon Filmworks, the production company of Chameleon Communications Group, Inc., has operated a broadcasting, satellite networking, and film and television production company since 1999. Located in Clearwater, Florida, the broadcast company with assets to include satellite teleports and transportable uplinks, broadcast & satellite networking and broadcast equipment, has an established client list with active accounts. Over the years, the company's management was responsible for assisting numerous successful television networks launches. Chameleon's lists of credits include: NFL, The Olympic Games, CBS News, HSN, QVC, CNN Headlines News, Turner Broadcasting Network, Harris Corporation, United Telecom, GTE SpaceNet, NASA, and others.
Based in Clearwater, FL., ValCom, Inc. is a diversified, fully integrated, independent entertainment company that has been in operation since 1983. ValCom, Inc., through its operating divisions and subsidiaries, creates and operates full service facilities that accommodate film, television and commercial productions with its four divisions comprised of studio and rental, television and film, broadcasting, and live theater. ValCom, Inc. has participated in over 100 films, Broadway shows and thousands of episodes of television. ValCom's client list consists of all of the majors such as MGM, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Disney, CBS, Sony, NBC, Phantom of the Opera, HSN, and more. For additional information visit www.valcom.tv
From time to time, the company may issue forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. This statement may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as actual results could differ and any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly.
Media Contact: Terri Hartman 813/767-7915 [email protected] Investor Relations: Lyndi Demers 727/953-9778 [email protected]
SOURCE: ValCom, Inc.