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Ascent Media buys Monitronics for $1.2b

Haislip talks to SSN about new owner

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Ascent Media Corporation, a holding company based here, announced on Dec. 17 that it had agreed to purchase Monitronics International in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. 

Prior to an Ascent investor call on Monday, Dec. 20, Monitronics president and CEO Mike Haislip told Security Systems News in an exclusive interview why he felt the acquisition was a sign of good things to come.

“We’re really excited about this because it brings a lot of stability having someone like Ascent behind us. It’s their first foray into security, but we think it’s a very good fit.”

Monitronics rated Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan


DALLAS—Following closely upon its reception of an Excellence in Best Practices Award from Frost & Sullivan, Monitronics has picked up the Company of the Year Award from the market research company. This is the second year Monitronics has been so honored by Frost & Sullivan.
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Monitronics honored by Frost & Sullivan


SAN ANTONIO—Monitronics on Nov. 16 received 2010 Excellence in Best Practices Award from research company Frost & Sullivan at its annual awards banquet, held here.