Ross Video has agreed terms to acquire Austrian broadcast cable camera specialist Spidercam, which made its TV debut in 2005 and is now in use worldwide at sporting events, concerts and TV shows.

“Spidercam’s technology creates visuals that are simply spectacular, and we’re thrilled to integrate them into our production universe,” said David Ross, CEO of Ross Video. “We’re committed to continuing Spidercam’s excellent customer experience as a part of Ross while offering more capabilities to even more customers. On a personal level, I just love cable cameras, they’re such an awe-inspiring and dramatic technology.”

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Web weaved: Karen Walker, VP Camera Motion Systems, Ross, with Spidercam MD Marc Denker

The Spidercam system is suspended on four cables with winches that navigate a camera dolly in 3D space utilising a stabilised head to provide HD or 4K video. System rentals include an accompanying technician, pilot and camera operator. The company also recently launched a fixed mini system for smaller internal production environments.

Herbert Neff, Spidercam CEO, believes that becoming part of Ross Video can unlock Spidercam’s potential. “We’ve already been working together producing live augmented reality with the combinations of our technology and Ross’s and there is a lot more we will be able to do in the future.”

Spidercam is based in Feistritz im Rosental, Austria, with service facilities in Hamburg, Germany and Kennesaw, Georgia. It also has a joint venture with Gravity Media in Australia.

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Company: Ross Video / Spidercam