F&F Productions Set To Acquire Crosscreek Television
In yet another step toward further consolidation of the remote-production industry, F&F Productions has entered into an agreement to acquire the HD Mobile Unit assets of Crosscreek Television. This deal comes after a long-standing relationship between the two companies and is expected to be finalized by June 15. Crosscreeks’ four HD mobile production units will be integrated into F&F’s signature GTX series and will become part of F&F’s team of engineering and support staff. This acquisition will make F&F Productions the largest facilities provider based in the Southeast providing services throughout North America, Caribbean, and parts of South America.
“This acquisition is a great fit for both F&F and CrossCreek. We have parallel cultures with a dedication to our clients and growing our talented engineering and support staff. We are excited to have them join F&F and the Hubbard Broadcasting Companies,” says F&F CEO & President George Orgera. “These added assets will enhance our capability to service our clients and will play a major role in our expansion and presence across the Americas.”
Spruce McRee will continue on with F&F as a special adviser to the President and will oversee key client accounts. In addition, some of the engineering and support staff will continue as part of the team to help with the transition.
“We are thrilled to join the F&F team,”says SpruceMcRee, President of Crosscreek. “It will bring our clients expanded access to the best resources and support in the business and will offer our clients and staff incredible opportunities.”
The deal follows NEP Broadcasting’s acquisition of more than 10 companies in the past three years and the additions of four companies to Alliance Productions this year (Kodiak Mobile, TL Mobile, CMG Mobile Productions, and Raycom Sports).
Stan E. Hubbard, F&F Chairman, added, “Increasing F&F’s fleet to 10 HD mobile units creates a wider reach and the ability for George Orgera and his incredible team to service more of our clients needs on a year round basis for both their large and smaller productions. The Hubbards have always stood behind the quality of F&F Productions, and CrossCreek is a perfect way for us to double down on our commitment.”