Raycom Media Acquires WebStream Sports
Published: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:52 am

Raycom Media announced the acquisition of WebStream Sports, a provider of live sports production for television and the web. WebStream will operate as a new division of Raycom Media. WebStream founder John Servizzi will continue as CEO and Greg Weitekamp will continue as President. WebStream maintains its headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, and offices in Charlotte, NC.

“We are thrilled that WebStream is now part of the Raycom team,” says Raycom Senior Vice President Pat LaPlatney. “From our first conversation, it was clear that Raycom Media and WebStream were a great fit. WebStream shares our customer-first mentality and commitment to growth, not only in putting production resources on the road, but staffing them with well-trained, dedicated employees.”

“The WebStream team is very excited to become a division of Raycom Media,” says WebStream CEO John Servizzi. “The staff at WebStream prides itself on delivering high-quality productions that meet client budgets. Having Raycom Media behind us in that effort allows us to increase our own lofty expectations and continue to provide unprecedented service to our partners. We are proud to become part of the Raycom family.”

WebStream Productions, Inc. was established in 2006. With offices in Indianapolis, IN, and Charlotte, NC, it produces more than 1000 live events annually for television, internet and in-venue audiences. Its output has been seen on ESPNU, ESPN3, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports and Comcast Regional Networks, and NCAA.com, among others.

WebStream’s five mobile production units, ranging from a compact Sprinter to highly versatile mid-size trailers, join Raycom’s pair of 53-foot expando units and duo of uplink trucks, allowing the growing company to deliver compelling content at all levels of production, from web-only to national network content. 

Raycom Media, an employee-owned company based in Montgomery, AL, is one of the nation’s largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 4,000 individuals in full and part-time positions.

In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo-Honey Productions (a NY-based production company), Limerick Studios (a Charlotte, NC-based motion graphics design house), and Broadview Media (a post production/digital signage company based in Montgomery, AL).

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