SAM delivers business-transforming solutions across the media production ecosystem.

SAM delivers smart, agile technology across live production, production, editing & finishing, playout & delivery, infrastructure & image processing, all running under enterprise-wide Management & Workflow automation.

LDC invested in the management buyout of Quantel in July 2000 from Carlton Communications.

In 2014 Quantel merged with Snell, a world leader in broadcast and media technology providing a comprehensive range of solutions for Live TV production and the creation, management and distribution of content for TV everywhere - on tablets, mobiles and web.

In 2015 Quantel and Snell unveiled a new unified brand at the IBC 2015, the merged business is now re-branded - Snell Advanced Media (SAM).

In February 2018 LDC exited its investment in SAM in an international trade sale to Belden.