Omnilab was formed in 1999 as a result of the amalgamation of VideoLab (1977) and Omnicon (1982). Since its creation, Omnilab Media's mission has been to achieve world-class creative, technical and cost effective solutions for all its clients, delivered on time. This is achieved by fusing the best creative artists, producers and technicians with state of the art facilities. 

Over the years, Omnilab Media has acquired and merged numerous media businesses in order to provide a diverse range of clients with the capability to create, produce, broadcast and deliver media and content. The business is also renowned for its financing, development and production of award-winning content from its highly acclaimed production company, Ambience Entertainment. 

Through this history and many years of expertise it has allowed Omnilab Media to develop key relationships with major practitioners both locally and internationally. 

Below is a timeline of the key milestones along this journey. 

1999
In September 1999, Omnicon and VideoLab merged to form the Omnilab Group. 

2002
Omnilab Group won the contract for production services and playout for the Movie Network Channels. They then built the independent playout and production service business, The Playroom. 

2003
Omnilab Group bought Singtel, Optus's Video Operation Centre and won the outsource services of MTV, Ovation, Odyssey, Acc and Sky News. 

2004
Ambience Entertainment joined the Omnilab Group.

2005
Omnilab Group acquired AAV Limited's Digital Media Services Group: Digital Pictures, Iloura, Flagstaff Studio's, DP Interactive, AAV PAX, AAV New Zealand and the remaining 50% stake in Dubsat. 

2007
Omnilab Group's sales and distribution arm was launched by co-financing the feature film, The Bank Job. Omnilab Group also acquired New Zealand post production house Oktober, a multi award-winning company for their visual effects. 

2008
Re-branded to Omnilab Media. Spearheaded a partnership with Kennedy Miller Mitchell (the company behind Happy Feet, Babe and Mad Max) in a new Australian based digital film company, Dr D. This digital film company produced all the animation for Happy Feet 2. 

2009
The Playroom's Digital Media HUB went live. 

2010
Omnilab Media's cross-media asset management company, Dubsat acquired London-based Vio WorldWide. 

2012
Deluxe Australia bought Omnilab Media's creative and media service businesses, including Iloura, Digital Pictures, Cornerpost, Flagstaff, Boffswana and PAX Entertainment. 

2015
The Playroom ceased transmission in December. 

2016
Adstream acquired the Dubsat business. 

Today
Today, Omnilab Media is working with Ambience Entertainment, the production arm of the business. Together they aim to produce, finance, and co-finance award-winning feature films and television content for Australian and global audiences.