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GatesAir Dominates Repack Transmitter Sales with 400th Shipment

Company cements leadership position for higher power repack phases as it shifts focus to servicing displaced low-power broadcasters
Cincinnati, OH, November 13, 2019

GatesAir today cements its legacy as the leading supplier of repack transmitters, with nearly half of the market share as of press time. The company shipped its 400th repack transmitter in October, and expects to surpass 500 transmitter shipments by the end of 2019. To date, GatesAir has shipped more than 17,000 power amplifiers, representing more than 11.2 Megawatts of transmission power. A full 60 percent of those shipments have been successfully installed and are now on air.

“GatesAir has successfully met all shipping deadlines thanks to detailed capacity planning, resulting in key manufacturing initiatives to handle the volume,” says Bryant Burke, Vice President of Operations, GatesAir. “I’m very proud of the work our team has done. Many of our shipments are well ahead of the customer phase requirements, which reduces uncertainty around planning.”

“With all but a handful of higher power repack orders remaining, GatesAir is proud to confirm its position as the broadcast industry’s leading supplier of repack transmitters,” said Bruce D. Swail, CEO, GatesAir. “GatesAir is now pivoting to ship high quantities of low-power transmitters for the coming LPTV phase of repack, providing the same level of service and commitment to our low-power customers.”

GatesAir recently expanded its range of low-power TV transmitters through a strategic business acquisition, strengthening its value proposition for FM, LPTV and translator repack assignments. These assignments will address more than 2000 stations displaced by higher power broadcasters in phases 0 through 10. The filing period for low-power broadcasters is now underway and continues through mid-November.

About GatesAir

GatesAir, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group, provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership with all products designed and assembled in the USA and Europe. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

About The Gores Group

The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on partnering with differentiated businesses that can benefit from its extensive industry knowledge, decades long experience and flexible capital base. Over its 30 year history, the firm has developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for building businesses and creating value alongside management. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

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